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Eastview Wins First Girls Hoops Title

Updated: 03/24/2014 3:02 PM
Created: 03/22/2014 11:10 PM KSTP.com

Madison Guebert scored 29 points and Eastview rallied from 12 points down in the second half to beat Bloomington Kennedy 64-61 and win the Class 4A state girls basketball championship Saturday night.

Kari Opatz added 13 points for top-seeded Eastview (31-1) and Hana Metoxen had 11. It is the first title in school history.

Guebert scored on a drive with 49.9 seconds left to give the Lightning its first lead at 62-61. Opatz added two free throws with 18.2 seconds left before Tonoia Wade's last-second 3-pointer missed the mark for the Eagles (25-7).

Kenisha Bell led Bloomington Kennedy with 24 points, but just six came in the second half. Isieoma Odor and Lashayla Wright-Ponder each scored 11.

Down 57-45 with seven minutes to play, Guebert and Emee Udo each had six points in a 15-4 run to get the Lightning within one with 1 minute to play.

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