Christ Church wins class A championship 64-41

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Shayla Bennett scored 28 points in leading Christ Church to a 64-41 victory over Timmonsville and the school’s second straight Class A girls championship.

Saturday’s victory gave the Cavaliers (26-3) back-to-back titles for the second time in school history. They also won titles in 2009 and 2010.

Bennett, a North Carolina signee, was 5-for-7 on three-pointers and capped her high school career shooting 11-of-15 from the field and adding five rebounds and two steals.

The game was tied at 15 at the end of the first quarter but then Bennett and Paula Pieper led Christ Church a 25-9 run. Pieper scored all 14 of her points in the first half. Bennett also had 14 first-half points.

Timmonsville finished at 25-1. Justice Gee led Timmonsville with 16 points.

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