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Wall denies Brock girls in 3A basketball final

Brock guard Trisha Jacobs, left, drives around Wall’s Hannah Carr in UIL 3A girls basketball final Saturday at the Alamodome. Wall won 24-21.
Brock guard Trisha Jacobs, left, drives around Wall’s Hannah Carr in UIL 3A girls basketball final Saturday at the Alamodome. Wall won 24-21. Weatherford Star-Telegram

Brock guards Trisha Jacobs and Rachel Harrell each made a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to rally the Eagles, but Wall held on for a 24-21 victory Saturday in the UIL Class 3A title game at the Alamodome.

Brock (34-5) had gone 0-for-10 on 3-pointers before Jacobs and Harrell connected. Harrell’s basket cut the Hawks’ lead to 20-19 with 1:00 left.

Wall (34-4) had made two of 12 free throws before senior forward Maddi Chitsey came through with two from the line that put the Hawks ahead 23-19 with 45 seconds left.

“I missed a lot early, we all missed a lot, but in the end we made them,” said Chitsey, who scored 10 points and added seven rebounds.

Wall’s 24 points were the fewest by a championship team in the 65-year history of the state tournament, eclipsing the previous low of 27 by Hamilton in 1952.

Jacobs led Brock with nine points and nine rebounds, and Harrell added seven points. The eight-time champion Eagles shot only 21 percent from the field (7 of 33).

Chitsey, a Lubbock Christian signee, added three blocks and was named the championship game’s MVP. Emma Phillips added nine points for Wall.

Brock and Wall have met for a UIL title three of the past six years. Wall is 2-1 lead in those games.

The final was a rematch of 2014 when Wall defeated Brock 48-44 for its first state title.

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