HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Janeka Watkins scored 34 points to help England rally for a 62-58 win over East Poinsett County in the girls Arkansas Class 2A state championship game.
The title is the second straight for the Lady Lions (31-5), who returned all five starters from last season's championship team.
Watkins, who scored 40 points in quarterfinal win over Dardanelle, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. She was 11 of 23 from the field against the Lady Warriors (25-9), 4 of 7 on 3-pointers, and also had 4 of England's 11 steals.
Jameka Watkins added 14 points and Aris Dunbar 11.
Alicia Ross had 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead East Poinsett County, which won its only state championship in 1995. Brittany Ball added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
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