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Messenger Sports Briefs for March 10

Messenger Sports Briefs for March 10
Briefly

Milan falls short
in double-A finale

Milan fell short of its goal to bring home the girls’ state basketball championship Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Bulldogs fell to perennial powerhouse Marshall County 44-35 in Saturday’s Class AA title game.
Milan was led by Miss Basketball finalist Chantel Poston with 13 markers with fellow senior Shaniqua Gray good for 11 points in the loss.
After the game, Poston suffered an individual setback when the double-A Miss Basketball award went to Upperman’s Lashay Davis.
The Lady Bulldogs had defeated Upperman Friday in the tourney’s semifinals 64-44.

Murray St. women
on way to ‘Dance’

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Murray State Racers are heading to the NCAA Tournament. No, not the men. This time, it’s the women making history.
Amber Guffey scored 27 points and Humboldt native Ashley Hayes added 17 to lead Murray State to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title and its first NCAA berth with a 69-58 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Lady Racer Hayes
is OVC’s top player

Murray State junior guard Ashley Hayes was chosen as the 2007-08 Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball Player of the Year in voting by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.
In addition to being named the OVC Player of the Year, Hayes earned her first All-Conference selection.
She is the league’s leading scorer, averaging 18.4 points per outing to rank in the NCAA top 30.
The Humboldt native has reached double-digits in every contest this season.

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