Holy Innocents Falls in Title Game

The saying goes it’s tough be beat a good team four times and Holy Innocents can vouch for that. The Lady Bears, ranked fifteenth in the nation, lost for the first time this season 45-31 to Weselyan in the Georgia 2A state championship game. Holy Innocents won the three previous meetings this season between the region 6-2A foes.

Holy Innocents struggled from the field all game as Khayla Pointer and Sydney Long combined seven points on 2-of-24 from the field as the Bears shot 24% for the game.

Leading 26-23 to begin the fourth quarter, Wesleyan’s Nikki McDonald drilled a three-pointer capping a 10-2 run over the first 4:07 of the fourth for a 36-25 lead. The Wolves never looked back as Holy Innocents would not get closer than nine the rest of the way as the lead swelled to as many as 14 and the final margin.

Natalie Armstrong finished with a game-high 17 points as Lauren Frerking tallied nine while AMaya Register had seven for Wesleyan.

Holy Innocents (31-1) did not have a double-figure scorer as Kaila Hubbard finished with a team-high eight points, Erika Cassell and Shai Blanding each had six each.

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