The UIL girls basketball state tournament wrapped up its 68th year on Saturday with Converse Judson’s 49-46 win over DeSoto in the Class 6A title game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Judson, which is 15 miles northeast of the Alamodome, concluded the 2018-19 season with history by becoming the first school from San Antonio to win a girls basketball state title.
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Corina Carter was named championship game MVP with 20 points and seven rebounds. Her layup with 1:49 left put Judson up for good at 45-44. She added a jumper with 50 seconds to play and Tiffany McGarity hit two free throws.
Kierra Sanderlin added 15 points and six rebounds for Judson (38-5). Sanderlin and Kyra White were named all-tournament. The Rockets were at state for the third-straight season. They lost to Plano in last year’s 6A final.
DeSoto (33-7) was led by Sa’Myah Smith’s 17 points while Amina Muhammad added 10. Smith and Kendall Brown were named all-tournament. The Eagles were at state for the first time since 2008. They beat Summer Creek in Friday’s semifinals.