— JAY STONE
Girls Class A-Public
Gordon Lee 61, Randolph-Clay 56: The Trojans had a 19-point lead going into the fourth quarter and held off a Red Devils rally at the Macon Centreplex to win the first basketball state championship in school history.
Kassidy Blevins led the way for Gordon Lee (25-7), scoring 21 points to go with eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a blocked shot. Katie Barger had a big first half, scoring all 14 of her points as Gordon Lee built a 36-19 halftime lead.
Randolph-Clay (29-3) trailed 50-31 going into the fourth quarter and outscored Gordon Lee 12-2 over the next four minutes, but the Red Devils never got closer than the five-point final margin.
Randolph-Clay’s Kaneika Washington led all scorers with 26 points, including 11 during the Red Devils’ 25-point fourth quarter.
— CHIP SAYE