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Pine Grove beats Leake County in 1A Girls State Championship

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Haley Vick scored 16 points, Taylor Fletcher added 14 and Pine Grove beat Leake County 47-27 to win the Mississippi Girls Class 1A championship on Thursday.

Pine Grove broke the game open with a 15-0 run in the second quarter to take a 21-9 halftime lead. The Lady Panthers (30-6) had a 34-23 rebounding advantage.

Pine Grove's Jessi Mauney had a game-high 11 rebounds and blocked two shots. Fletcher made 6 of 9 shots from the field.

Leake County (24-8) was led by Aeriel Edwards, who scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds. The Lady Gators shot just 10 of 39 (25.6 percent) from the field, including 1 of 7 from 3-point range.

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