Bennett scores 21 as Christ Church wins Class A girls title

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Shayla Bennett scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures, and Christ Chiurch took a 61-45 victory over Latta to win the South Carolina Class A girls basketball championship.

Abbie Posta posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Lawren Cook chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds while Sarah Robinson finished with 10 points. Bennett also added eight rebounds.

It was the third state championship for Christ Church (27-2), with all of them coming since 2009.

The Cavaliers never trailed and took control late in the first quarter with a 10-0 run that gave them a 20-9 lead. They maintained that lead the rest of the way. Christ Church shot 54.8 percent on 17-for-31 shooting in the first half.

TaKeria Legette led Latta (17-6) with 28 points and Maya Wright added 10 rebounds.

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