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Field goals: 12 -53 (22.6%) Free-throws: 17 -19 (89.5%)
Field goals: 15 -43 (34.9%) Free-throws: 3 -11 (27.3%)
Springville capped its perfect season and captured its first state title since 1990. Lexi Eaton shot 14-for-16 from the free-throw line and had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Red Devils.
Timpanogos got within 38-36 on a 3-pointer by Alexa Anderson with 1:20 left in the game but was held scoreless the rest of the way. Eaton put the game away with free throws.
Evenly-spread scoring has boosted the T-wolves to a nine-point first-quarter advantage, including four points from Morgan Bailey in the final minute. Springville has kept Bailey away from the basket with in-your-face defense from the posts. Doesn't look like they can hold her out for much longer, though.
Both teams have had their hands in the passing lanes but can't seem to convert the steals in to fast break points. Springville is getting into the paint, but are having trouble finishing and rebounding around Bailey.
A defensive spurt has led to steals and a spark on offense, led by Nicole Ramon and Lexi Eaton, to bring the Red Devils back. The pressure Springville has put on the 'Wolves has kept the ball out of the hands of Bailey and the other Timpanogos posts.
The scoring surges flip-flopped in the second quarter as Springville stormed all the way back to take a two-point advantage into the locker room. The Red Devils continued to drive hard to the basket, drawing fouls and going 10-for-11 from the foul line. Lexi Eaton posted nine point in the first half while Jessica Jensen added five for Springville. Alexa Anderson and sophomore Mercedes Riggs lead the T-wolves with five points apiece. Morgan Bailey has been limited to just four as the Red Devils haven't let up on their face-to-face defensive scheme.
Both Lexi Eaton of Springville and Morgan Bailey of Timpanogos have come alive in the second half. Bailey has become more of an offensive presence of the T-wolves and Eaton is hitting jumpers, which were off in the first half. After staying alive with her foul shooting, Eaton has scored nine point from the floor in the last six minutes.
Although Bailey has had the ball in her hands more in the second half, she's also been settling for jumpers outside of the paint. She's missed everything once and barely drew iron the second time. The Red Devils are doing an excellent job keeping her from being an offensive factor. Alexa Anderson has been the driver for the T-wolves, scoring inside and and out and playing strong defense. Jen Mason has been a spark for Springville, scoring just two points but chasing down rebounds and being a pest on defense.
Halfway through the final period and we've only had four points total. The game has suddenly gotten much more sloppy as both teams are desperately fighting to stay in control and win the title. Girls on both teams are diving on the floor, hustling after every loose ball. With only a five-point difference, it should be an exciting finish.
Under a minute to go and the T-wolves have starting fouling. They're doing everything the can to stay within striking distance.
With 20.1 remaining, the T-wolves missed a 3-pointer to pull within one. Eaton grabbed the rebound among traffic and headed down court before getting fouled. Eaton hit both free throws to seal the win.
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