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Faith Academy edges Wenonah 51-50 on Westry's trey

The Associated Press

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Sydney Westry hit a 3-point shot with 5 seconds remaining to give Faith Academy a 51-50 victory over Wenonah on Friday in the Class 5A girls championship game.Wenonah (29-7), the No. 4-ranked team in the state, took a 50-48 lead with 24 seconds left on a layup by Kaitlyn Rogers. Faith Academy (30-4) then missed a short jumper, but Angel Carthen was there for the rebound and kicked the ball out to a wide-open Westry for the go-ahead shot.Jasmine Rhodes was named tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring 17 points and pulling down nine rebounds for Faith Academy. Lakhlian Rankins added 12 points to help the No. 3-ranked Rams win their first state championship.For Wenonah, Rogers led the way with 20 points, while Jemeka Holmes added 17 points.