Smyer Wins Back to Back State Championships, Whitharrall Falls Short
AUSTIN (AP) – Junior Haley Fowler scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as defending state champion Smyer defeated Martin’s Mill 52-49 in a rematch of the 2010 finals.
Fowler scored 11 of her points in the deciding fourth quarter that saw the Lady Cats (35-2) rally from a 43-42 deficit with 2:59 left. Fowler was named the championship game’s MVP for the second straight state tournament.
Smyer sophomore Kennedy Farr added 17 points and six rebounds.
In other sports from across the South Plains:
AUSTIN (AP) – Roddricka Patton scored 20 points to go with eight assists and Neches rolled to its second consecutive Class 1A Division II state championship.
Neches (37-4) forced 32 turnovers a day after forcing 33 in a semifinals win over Lipan.
Meagan Paris scored 15 points for Whitharral (30-8). This was the first appearance for Whitharral in the State Tournament in Austin.