March 5, 2021
OHSAA Girls’ Division 2 Regional Final
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Shaker Heights Laurel will be making their first trip to the Final Four after a convincing 54-31 win on Friday evening in the D-2 regional final at Barberton High School.
The Gators never trailed after taking an 8-7 lead midway through the first quarter.
Laurel was led by Mari Bickley with 19 points. The 5-10 sophomore converted five consecutive baskets in the third quarter as the Gators extended a 5-point halftime lead to 15 heading to the final period, and they were never threatened thereafter.
Laurel’s Kendall Braaten added 10 points including a 3-pointer to beat the first quarter buzzer. Perry’s JaC’ana Anderson was the Pirates’ top scorer with nine.
Field Goals: 21/44, 48%3-pointers: 5/19, 26%Free Throws: 7/12, 58%
Rebounds: 29Turnovers: 12
Field Goals: 11/35, 31%3-pointers: 4/12, 33%Free Throws: 5/14, 36%
Rebounds: 25Turnovers: 16
By: Don DiFrancesco@MayorNEOPrep
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