Andrews beats Bandys 57-51 for 2-A women’s title

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Imani Watkins scored 27 points to help High Point Andrews beat Catawba Bandys 57-51 in the Class 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s championship game.

Watkins was named the most valuable player of Saturday’s game for Andrews (25-5), which shot just 32 percent but rallied from 13 points down to win the title in the school’s first finals appearance.

Brie Grier added 10 points for the Red Raiders.

Sara Goble had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Trojans (31-1), who shot 40 percent but committed 19 turnovers that Andrews converted into 18 points.

Bandys led 44-37 entering the final quarter. Andrews then pushed ahead, outscoring the Trojans 20-7.

Bandys was in its first state final since 1994.

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