Why Lake Country won: The Eagles, No. 5 in the state coaches’ poll, built a 13-point lead at the end of the third quarter and held off No. 8 Beaumont Christian in the TAPPS Class 3A state championship game.
Key players: Laci Hawthorne had 28 points and 16 rebounds for Lake Country. Alexus Jones added 14 points and Jasmine Chambers had 10 points and nine rebounds. Alexis Morris led the Warriors with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and five steals.
Key stat: Morris, Beaumont Christian’s top scorer and playmaker, fouled out with 1:02 left in the game. Lake Country outrebounded the Warriors 33-21.
Records: Lake Country Christian 34-5; Beaumont Christian 25-9