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Kossuth defeats Belmont for Class 3A girls championship

March 9, 2019

Posted: Mar. 9, 2019 9:40 PM
Updated: Mar. 9, 2019 9:40 PM

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louisville defeated ripley for the class 4a girls championship on thursday. saturday'sclass 3a girls championship also featured two area teams. kossuth and belmont. these two teams dominated division 1-3a. kossuth won the previous two matchups. belmont's macie walker grabs the tip-off and gets the lady cardinals on the board first... kossuth's defense was stifling all game long... zoey essary steals walker's pass and goes all the way for 2.... but belmont would respond... walker grabs a rebound and scores down low... she led belmont with 13 points.... the lady cardinals led by 13 in the 4th quarter, but kossuth rallies to tie it at 44... late in the 4th, kossuth's regan bobo steals an inbounds pass, zoey essary scores the go- ahead basket... kossuth wins its first state title, 48-44... essary scored 20 and was named the games' mvp.... angie malone: 'these girls had the 'it' factor and every time that i challenged them, they stepped up to the plate. it's all about those girls in that locker room. oh my goodness it's awesome.' zoe essary (20 points, game mvp): 'we knew we had to step up and score. i mean, we wanted it more in the end and we got them to turn it over and we got the layups and scores.' chris higginbottom: 'i always say that victory favors the team who makes the fewest mistakes. today, we made a few more mistakes than kossuth and that's why they're victorious and
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