Bridgeport wins Class AA title
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Miki Glenn capped her domination of the Class AA tournament with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Bridgeport beat defending champion Westside 44-27 for its first girls state title Saturday.
Second-seeded Bridgeport (25-2) got that elusive championship after losing to Greenbrier East in Class AAA a year ago.
Glenn averaged nearly 32 points in three tournament games. Most of her points Saturday came at the line. She made 15 of 16 free throws.
For the tournament, she made 51 of 57 free throws, breaking the marks of 34 made and 47 attempts by Summer County’s Jolysa Brown in 2008.
And Glenn’s free-throw percentage of 89 shattered the tournament mark of 74 percent set by Dunbar’s Kelly Crawford in 1980.
Top-seeded Westside (25-2) shot just 20 percent from the floor and was held to its lowest point total of the season. The 27 points were one shy of the lowest scored in a Class AA championship game.
Hope Lester led Westside (25-2) with 13 points on 5 of 16 shooting. She had 11 rebounds, while teammate Megan Endicott had 10 rebounds.
Westside and Bridgeport were 1-2 all season in The Associated Press Class AA poll.
Bridgeport came out strong on Saturday, building leads of 12-5 after the first quarter and 23-11 at halftime.