Lake Country Christian 59, McKinney Christian 54
Why Lake Country Christian won: Madison Cawley hit 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter as the Eagles, No. 5 in the TABC poll, battled back from a 46-45 third-quarter deficit in the TAPPS Class 3A girls state semifinal. Lake Country will play Beaumont Legacy Christian in Saturday’s championship.
Key players: Cawley had 11 points, five rebounds and three steals. Lake Country’s Jasmine Chambers added 17 points and six rebounds, and Laci Hawthorne had 12 points. Hannah Wilks had 27 points and nine rebounds for McKinney Christian.
Key stat: Cawley scored Lake Country’s final five points going 5-of-6 from the free-throw line in the final 1:30 of the game. Lake Country seeks its first TAPPS title since 2008, and fifth overall.
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Records: Lake Country Christian 33-5; McKinney Christian 28-4