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Flagstaff High School Girls Basketball Falls To Salpointe Catholic In 4A State Title Championship Game Monday

The Flagstaff High School girls basketball team fell to Salpointe Catholic in a tough battle for the 4A State Title Championship game Monday, 65-48 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The Eagles had a good run in the first quarter, keeping the score either tied or within single digits. However, going into halftime, the Lancers had a 30-13 lead over the Eagles, after the Lancers outscored Flagstaff 23-4 in the second quarter. The Eagles fought back, chipping the lead down to ten at one point, but Salpointe kept Flagstaff at arms length through the second half to win their first-ever state title in girls basketball. The Lancers were led by Kylee Callahan with 19 points and Cambria Medina with 16 points. The Eagles were led by senior Gracelyn Nez with 22 points. Coach Tyrone Johnson of the Flagstaff Eagles has never made it to a championship game before, and says it was an honor to participate in one. Coach Johnson said about his team, “I’m definitely proud of them for keeping at it. My hat is off to them and their effort to try to keep us in the game and keep believing that it’s possible.” The Flagstaff Eagles ended the season with a record of 17-3.

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