The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ basketball team came into the conference tournament on top, and on Saturday, it also left the tourney on top. The No. 1 Lady Saints pulled away late from No. 2 Cape Henry Collegiate School on Saturday to win 53-47 and claim the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament championship before an energetic crowd at Norfolk Christian School. NSA senior guard Harper Birdsong was key in the final minutes, handling the ball against the pressure of the Lady Dolphins’ defense and hitting free throws and a key basket that helped push out the lead significantly.
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