HAMMOND — A 19-0 run proved to be the difference as Holden defeated Florien 42-34 in the Class B girls basketball state championship game Friday night at the University Center.
The championship for Holden (26-6) is its first since 2006. It also won in 1996.
Kaitlyn Kropog led Holden with 13 points and Kaylee Hughes had 10. Florien (37-5) was led by Aja Law’s 12 points; Alasia Gipson added 10.
Florien broke out to an early 14-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, holding Holden to a single field goal in the first quarter. The Rockets responded in the second quarter. Down 21-11 with 2:56 to go in the second quarter, Holden closed the half on a 10-0 run to tie the game 21-21 after the first 16 minutes.
SUMMERFIELD 59, PLEASANT HILL 34: In Hammond, Nicole Bursey scored 27 points to lead the Rebels past the Eagles in a rematch of last season’s title game.
Summerfield (30-1) broke out to a 6-1 lead and made it 16-7 early in the second quarter. The Rebels had a 20-13 halftime lead.
Ayana Smith led Pleasant Hill (28-12) with 14 points and Samiah Scott had 14.
Bursey was named Most Outstanding Player.