Macon – Gordon Lee had a 19-point lead going into the fourth quarter and held off a Randolph-Clay rally for a 61-56 victory in the Class A-Public girls final at the Macon Centreplex on Thursday to win the first basketball state championship in school history.
Senior Kassidy Blevins led the way for the Trojans (25-7), scoring 21 points to go along with eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a blocked shot. Fellow senior Katie Barger had a big first half, scoring all 14 of her points as No. 6 seed Gordon Lee built a 36-19 halftime lead.
Barger made two 3-pointers and was 6-for-8 from the field in the first half. Gordon Lee shot 55.2 percent (16-for-29) from the field in the first two quarter while holding Randolph-Clay to 30.4 percent (7-for-23).
“We shot it well in the first half, but we’ve shot it better,” Gordon Lee coach Lester Galyon said. “That’s what our advantage was going into this game. I felt like we had a chance if we could shoot it well, and we