AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Sage Black scored 24 points and Nazareth won its fifth state championship since 2002 with a 52-43 win over Lenorah Grady in the Class 1A Division II final.
Ryan Birkenfeld added 11 points for Nazareth (30-7), which returned to the state tournament after losing in the 2009 final. Dylan Cox scored 25 for Lenorah Grady (34-6). Nazareth scored 44-27 in the fourth before Cox scored nine in an 11-2 run that cut the lead to eight. Sage Black's layup for Nazareth pushed the lead back to 48-38 with two minutes to play.
Nazareth held Lenorah Grady to 29 percent shooting.
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