Faith Academy edges Wenonah 51-50 on Westry's trey
Sydney Westry hit a 3-point shot with 5 seconds remaining to give Faith Academy a 51-50 victory over Wenonah on Friday in the Class 5A girls championship game.
Wenonah (29-7), the No. 4-ranked team in the state, took a 50-48 lead with 24 seconds left on a layup by Kaitlyn Rogers. Faith Academy (30-4) then missed a short jumper, but Angel Carthen was there for the rebound and kicked the ball out to a wide-open Westry for the go-ahead shot.
Jasmine Rhodes was named tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring 17 points and pulling down nine rebounds for Faith Academy. Lakhlian Rankins added 12 points to help the No. 3-ranked Rams win their first state championship.
For Wenonah, Rogers led the way with 20 points, while Jemeka Holmes added 17 points.