Africentric Girls Win Another State Title
Sierra Harley had 14 points off the bench and Alexa Hart set the tone with six blocked shots in the first seven minutes to lead Columbus Africentric to a 49-37 victory over Versailles on Saturday night in the Division III state championship. The title was the fourth for the eighth-ranked Nubians (27-2), who lost in the title game last year after winning it all in 2012. Alexis Parks added 12 points. The imposing presence of the 6-foot-2 Hart, a first-team Associated Press All-Ohioan, helped Africentric grab an early double-digit lead. After Hart left with foul trouble, the Nubians were content to patiently work for baskets while continuing with their high-pressure defense. Christa Puthoff and Emily Harman each had nine points for ninth-ranked Versailles (24-4). (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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