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Saturday, March 9, 2013
RICHMOND - Brandan Stith and Isreal Stith scored 15 points each and Brunswick started fast and never let up, winning its third consecutive Virginia High School League Group AA, Division 3 state championship with a 56-31 victory against Spotswood on Saturday at Siegel Center.
Isreal Stith made three 3-pointers on Brunswick's first six possessions, and Brandan Stith added seven rebounds and seven blocks.
The Bulldogs (28-2), who tied a state record by appearing in their seventh consecutive title game, shot 59.1 percent from the floor in the first half (13 of 22), closing the opening quarter on an 11-2 run to go ahead 19-7.
Spotswood cut the deficit to 32-22 with 3:44 left in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Tucker McCoy, but the Blazers (28-2) got no closer.
McCoy led Spotswood with 11 points and Hyrum Weiler added nine. Spotswood shot just 27.1 percent from the floor (13 of 48).
Division 3 girls
Spotswood 66, Brunswick 51
Bailey Williams had 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists, leading Spotswood to a the VHSL's Group AA, Division 3 girls' state championship game.
Taylor Dodson added 14 points and 15 rebounds and Liz Dofflemyer scored 14 as the Trailblazers (29-1) led from start to finish to win their second state title. The first came in 2005.
Desiray Bennett led the Bulldogs (26-3) with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Juanita Eshelman scored 15 points and had four steals, but Brunswick shot just 29.4 percent (20 of 68) from the field. The Bulldogs trailed 33-22 at halftime.
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