Burdette’s 24 carries Eastern past Rosecrans in D4

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jenna Burdette scored 20 of her 24 points in the second half - accounting for all but seven of her team’s points over that span - to carry top-ranked Reedsville Eastern past No. 3 Zanesville Rosecrans 49-38 in the Division IV girls state title game on Saturday.

Burdette, an Associated Press first-team All-Ohioan and co-player of the year in the division, time and again made big shots and big plays as Eastern (27-1) got redemption for a semifinal loss a year ago in the school’s only previous appearance at the state tournament.

In the final 1:01, three teammates hit five free throws to keep Rosecrans (27-2) at bay.

Molly Nash had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Bishops.

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