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Bishop Byrne Wins State

Bishop Byrne wins first girls' state title, 42-39

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rachaal Clayton scored 11 points as

Bishop Byrne exacted revenge on Lausanne to win the Tennessee

Secondary School Athletic Association Division II-A girls'

basketball state championship Friday night.

The Red Knights, who lost to Lausanne three times during the

season, collected the school's first state girls' title with the

win at David Lipscomb's Allen Arena.

Bishop Byrne used an aggressive, pressure defense to stymie the

defending state champs and Miss Basketball winner Lauren Avant, who

finished with just six points.

The Lady Lynx won the three previous meetings by an average of

20 points, but Byrne's tough defense and clutch foul shooting down

the stretch were the difference.

Clayton nailed both ends of a one-and-one with 18 seconds left

to put Byrne up 41-38, then two last-ditch efforts to tie by

Lausanne were off the mark.

Monica Miller led the Lady Lynx with 21 points.

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