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GIRLS HOOPS: Eagles Win State Title

Aberdeen defeated River Hill for the Class 3A state championship Saturday.

UPDATED (12:05 a.m.)— defeated , 62-48, to win the Class 3A state championship game Saturday night.

It was the first girls basketball title for Aberdeen.

The Eagles (27-1) got out to a 36-25 lead at halftime, and maintained control in the second half to defeat the Hawks (20-5) at UMBC's RAC Arena.

The Eagles led, 19-11, after the first quarter, and quickly expanded that lead with a 6-0 run to start the second.

River Hill frustrated Bri Jones by double-teaming the 6-foot-3 Eagles junior on the low post. Jones still led all scorers with 25 points.

Jones also had a game-best 13 rebounds and four blocks.

The Eagles had 10 steals, forcing 21 River Hill turnovers and holding the Hawks to just 35.8 percent shooting from the floor.

Nia Alleyne (9 points), Lakeia Hayden (8 points) and T.K. Fowlkes (7 points) were key in the victory.

Jenna Collins scored a team-best 12 points for River Hill.

See the attached PDF for the full box score.

Check back Sunday for photos, video and comments from the Eagles following the school's first girls basketball championship.

Did you attend the game? Add your photos, video or comments to this post for others to enjoy.

sara March 11, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Congrats Aberdeen!!!
Kemafa March 11, 2012 at 06:59 AM
LOVE THEM LADY EAGLES!!!! 27-1 STATE CHAMPION AND WINNER OF THE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD!!!
Davita Carpenter March 11, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Congratulations Lady Eagles!
Kathy March 11, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Way to go Lady Eagles! Making Aberdeen Proud!
Owen Fowlkes March 16, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Congratulations 2012 3A State Champs!!

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