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Womens Basketball

Repeat: Millbrook finishes perfect season with state championship

Published: 2013-03-16 18:51:00
Updated: 2013-03-17 00:21:41

Mar 17, 2013

Millbrook's run of three state championship appearances ended on Saturday with perfection.

Slideshow     4A Girls State Championships:  Millbrook vs Page - March 16, 201 Girls Basketball: Millbrook vs. Page (Mar. 16, 2013)

The Wildcats held off a Page comeback to win the 4-A state championship for the second time in as many seasons, 62-56.

Millbrook jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter, up 16-6 after the opening period. Page outscored Millbrook 12-11 in the second quarter to close the gap going into halftime, but Millbrook was still ahead nine points.

In the third quarter, Page started a comeback.

The Pirates scored 19 points in the third quarter and held Millbrook to just 14 points to close within four points going into the final period.

Millbrook held on though, using its defense as it has all season to score points and secure the victory.

Briana Day, a Syracuse recruit, earned Kay Yow Most Valuable Player honors with 16 points and nine rebounds. Mykia Jones added 15 points, Alex Tomlinson 11 points and Ryan Flowers 10 points.

Flowers was named the 4-A Eastern Most Outstanding Player, adding seven rebounds to her scoring.

Paris Kea led Page with 31 points.

Millbrook never trailedi n the game and led by as many as 11 points. The Wildcats outscored Page 36-20 in the paint and 10-2 with bench players.

Eight of Millbrook's seniors have all signed to play college basketball next season. The Wildcats have been ranked No. 1 in the HighSchoolOT.com Triangle OT Top 10 Poll all season.

 

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Way to go GIRLS. I had to say girls because the reporter did not mention it in the headlines. I know Olympic from Charlotte won the mens, so I was confused. If its girls, you gotta say girls, if its mens, its understood.
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March 17, 2013 8:35 p.m.
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