Plains races past Kerens 57-44

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Plains guard Daitlyne Broome scored six of her 10 points in the final 5:26 of the fourth quarter to lead the Cowgirls to their first state basketball title with a 57-44 win over Kerens.

With the Class 1A Division 1 game tied at 39, Broome drained four free throws and scored on a fast break layup as Plains (30-3) took a 45-39 lead.

Plains extended its lead as Riley Earnest scored six of her game-high 17 points and Madison Davis added a bucket during an 18-3 run.

Plains trailed toward the end of the third quarter but Sienna Sosa sank three free throws to give the Cowgirls a 37-35 lead they never surrendered.

Sosa finished with 13 points while Tori Reyes had 13 rebounds for Plains. Taylor Ames led Kerens (29-5) with 11 points.

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