published Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Gordon Lee beats Randolph-Clay to claim GHSA Class A girls' basketball championship

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    Gordon Lee's Kassidy Blevins (5) dribbles upcourt past Darlington's Maggie Beth Atha (5) in an earlier game this year at Gordon Lee.
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MACON, Ga. — Gordon Lee held off a furious fourth-quarter rally to claim the GHSA Class A public school girls' basketball championship, 61-56, over Randolph-Clay.

The Lady Trojans held a 19-point lead after three periods, but the Lady Red Devils used 11 fourth-quarter points from Kaneika Washington to cut the lead to as little as five in the final minute. Gordon Lee (25-7), however, hit key free throws down the stretch to seal the northwest Georgia area's first basketball title since 1986.

Senior guard Kassidy Blevins led Gordon Lee with 21 points, with fellow senior Katie Barger adding 14. Read more about Gordon Lee's historical win in Friday's edition of the Times Free Press.

about Lindsey Young...

Lindsey Young is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who started work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press 24 years ago. He covers the Northwest Georgia prep beat and NASCAR. Lindsey’s hometown is Ringgold, Ga., and he graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He received an associate’s degree from Dalton Junior College (now Dalton State) and a bachelor’s degree in communications from UTC. He has won several writing awards, including two Tennessee Sports ...

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