Wesleyan girls win GHSA Class A Private championship

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ATLANTA (AP) - University of Connecticut signee Mikayla Coombs had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 3-ranked Wesleyan to a 51-48 win over No. 1 Holy Innocents' in the Georgia High School Association's Class A Private girls championship game.

Wesleyan trailed by 17 points in the first half but came back to tie the game at 41-41 with 1:57 left in the fourth quarter. The Wolves took the lead for good when Coombs stole the ball and fed Sutton West for a layup to make it 49-48 with 1:55 remaining at McCamish Pavilion.

Wesleyan (28-4) also got 11 points and 13 rebounds from Natalie Armstrong.

Holy Innocents' (29-3) got 16 points and 13 rebounds from Kennedy Suttle, 14 points and four assists from Kaila Hubbard and 10 points and four assists from Khayla Pointer.

It was the fourth meeting between the two teams this season, with Wesleyan winning three.

The Wolves won their record 12th state championship for coach Jan Azar. They avenged last year's overtime loss to Holy Innocents' in the Class AA championship game.