Four State Champions showed that they were at the head of their respective class as the Girls' State Basketball tournament concluded with four hotly contested games that could have gone either way. When the smoke cleared, two returning champs held on to their titles and two champs won for the first time in school history. Select the links above to view results and official game stats. (updated 3/9/13, 10:15 PM)
Championship play began with the Class 2A final as Calvert won their third consecutive state title by squeezing past Middletown, 45-39. Class 4A followed as North Point capped off an undefeated season by outlasting Poly 62-56 to win their first state crown. Class 1A kicked things off in the latter half of the day at as Western STES won their rematch against Dunbar by 6 points, 46-40, to hoist the state championship trophy for the first time in their history. Play wrapped up with the Class 3A final rematch where Aberdeen repeated as state titlist by pushing past River Hill, 51-47. Don't forget that you can re-live every exciting moment of every State Tournament game on-demand and purchase DVD's at the MPSSAA Network.
Thanks go out to all 16 region tournament directors for their efforts in directing the region tournament series leading up to the state tournament. It is a thankless job that is key to the overall tournament success. The MPSSAA also greatly appreciates the time and effort of the state tournament committee, led by Director Lynette Mitzel and Tournament Director Diane George. In addition to the state committee, a whole host of willing and dedicated workers helped make the weekend run like a well oiled machine in providing a lasting lifetime memory for all of the participants. Last, but not least, we are indebted to UMBC's Athletic Department and staff for permitting us to utilize RAC Arena and the UMBC campus for this event. Enjoy the offseason and see everyone back on the hardwood next year!