Vermilion Catholic Girls win 1A State Basketball Title

Vermillion Catholic's Kaylen Collins hit a game-winning lay-up with six seconds
left as the No. 2 Lady Eagles upset top-ranked West St. John in the Louisiana
Girls' 1A State Championship Game Thursday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe.

Prior to Collins' game-winning
shot, Vermillion Catholic had gone scoreless from the field for 7:25 but had hit
15 consecutive points from the free-throw line in that time span.

Vermillion Catholic (28-6)
overcame 25 turnovers and was 0 for 7 from beyond the arc but held the Lady Rams
(29-2) without a field goal over the final 1:56.

The Lady Eagles were led by Katie
Frith's 25 points while Ashailee Brailey scored 10.

West St. John was led by Jalyn
Gordon's 30 points, 18 of which came off 3-point shots. Jajuan Nicholas added 10

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