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Greensville County’s Sanijah Robinson, No. 2, prepares to shoot against Central as teammates Jacqueline Hill, No.4, and Kailyn Pleasants, No. 24, trail the play Saturday in Richmond.

RICHMOND — Cold shooting from the field,especially in the second quarter, was too much to overcome for Greensville County Saturday as Central, of Norton, won its third consecutive state championship 57-34.

The Lady Eagles were outscored 12-2 in the second quarter and went into the halftime locker room trailing 30-15. Greensville (25-6) had a 5-0 run early in the third quarter, capped by a Sanijah Robinson basket with 5:35 left in the frame, but the Lady Warriors closed the stanza with a 12-4 run to pull within a dozen, 32-20, but Central (26-4) closed the third quarter with a 12-4 run.

The Lady Eagles were 1-20 from behind the arc in the contest and shot 24 percent fro the field.

Robinson, Lenah Clements and Jacqueline Hill netted 9 points, each, to lead the Lady Eagles. Senior Jazlyn Jefferson pulled down 10 rebounds. Kailyn Pleasants snagged 8 boards. Central’s Olivia Mullins scored a game-high 13 points. The Lady Warriors were 8-23 from 3-point land and 19-26 from the charity stripe.

Look for the complete story in the Wednesday, March 13 publication of the Independent-Messenger.