Rosepine downs Amite to win girls basketball state championship
HAMMOND – It was another superb season for Amite.
Coming off a state championship season, the Lady Warriors returned to the state title game again, this time in Non-Select Division III.
This time around, Amite could not grab the gold.
Top seed Rosepine took control early and held off a late charge by the Lady Warriors to win 69-61 at University Center in Hammond.
The Eagles had the edge throughout, jumping out to a 13-9 lead after one quarter and Rosepine expanded the lead to 34-27 by halftime. The lead grew to 52-40 heading to the fourth quarter.
Amite made a run in the fourth quarter but could not close the gap.
Rosepine (27-7) controlled the boards by a 45-34 margin. Both teams struggled to take care of the ball as Rosepine committed 25 turnovers while Amite had 21 giveaways.
Addison Fruge led the way as the Most Valuable Player, scoring 25 points with six rebounds and four assists. Kelly Norris had 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Naveah Rivera added 15 points and nine rebounds.
Amite (29-5) was led by Hai’ley Brumfield with 16 points, seven steals, five rebounds and five assists. Kayla Toefield had 13 points and seven rebounds and Alexcia Moore added 13 points.
It is the first state title for Rosepine.
Rosepine 13 21 18 17 — 69
Amite 9 18 13 21 — 61
— LHSAA (@LHSAAsports) March 5, 2023
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