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Springwood caps perfect season with state championship victory

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The Springwood Wildcats capped a perfect season with a 47-31 win over South Choctaw Academy on Monday in the AISA Class AA girls championship game.

Springwood pulled away in the second half to win its first title since 1993 and finish the season 30-0.

“When you reflect on how far this program has come in six seasons, it’s a feeling of being overjoyed,” Springwood coach Rick Johnson said. “This program was winless during the 2010-11 season. When I got here four years ago, we won two games, then the next year we made a big jump to 17 wins and last year we won 23 games and were the state runner-up.

Junior Tazsa Garrett-Hammett earned tournament MVP honors. She finished with 12 points. Teammate Langley Matthews had 14 points.

“There was a lot going through my mind,” Garrett-Hammett said. “This was a really big accomplishment for us. When you look at the history of our program, it’s amazing that we were able to achieve something that no other Springwood team has done.’

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