by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
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HAMMOND – It was a day full of first-time experiences and continued success as three teams took home championship gold at the LHSAA Girls Non-Select Basketball Championships Friday.
GAME ONE: HICKS 40, GIBSLAND-COLEMAN 23
In the first title game of the afternoon, Hicks refused to give up its throne in Class C basketball with a fourth consecutive championship in a 40-23 win over Gibsland-Coleman.
Avery Coffman was named the Most Outstanding Player for the game following an impressive performance.
GAME TWO: NORTHWOOD-LENA 57, NORTH CENTRAL 40
History was made as Northwood-Lena claimed its first girls basketball championship in school history as the Lady Gators defeated North Central, 57-40.
Nakiyah Allen led Northwood with 13 points, nine rebounds, three assists and five steals in the game. The Lady Gators also received double-digit scoring efforts from Sabrina Fisher, Rhianna Battles and Elondra Williams.
Ya’Jaia Godeau led North Central with 17 points and four rebounds.
GAME THREE: FAIRVIEW 82, OAK HILL 66
Fairview locked up its third straight state title Friday night in a 82-66 victory over Oak Hill to close out the first night of championship weekend.
There will be more added to this story as final stats are received.
Class 4A State Championship • 11 PM
No. 1 Warren Easton vs. No. 6 Ellender
Class 2A State Championship • 2 PM
No. 1 Amite vs. No. 3 Rayville
Class 3A State Championship • 5 PM
No. 2 Wossman vs. No. 4 Madison Prep
Class 5A State Championship • 8 PM
No. 2 Parkway vs. No. 4 Ponchatoula