- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Natalie Armstrong had 17 points and nine rebounds to help Wesleyan upset previously unbeaten Holy Innocents’ 45-31 and win the Georgia High School Association’s Class AA Girls championship

The victory Friday at the Macon Coliseum gave the Wesleyan girls (25-7) their 11th state championship. Wesleyan had lost its three previous meetings to Holy Innocents’ this season.

The Wolves won with its defense, which forced 18 turnovers and limited the Bears to 24 percent (12-for-50) shooting from the field. It was the lowest number of points scored by Holy Innocents’ this season.

Holy Innocents’ (31-1) was led by Kalia Hubbard with eight points and eight rebounds and Erika Cassell, who added six points and 16 rebounds.

Wesleyan took a 22-17 lead at halftime behind the strong inside presence of Armstrong. The Wolves endured a late 6-0 run by Holy Innocents’ to end the third quarter and cut the lead to 26-23.


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