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Class 6A girls: Midwest City beats Edmond Santa Fe to return to title game

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, Modified: March 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm •  Published: March 12, 2010

Midwest City will finally get its shot at redemption.

The Lady Bombers' focus all year has been on getting back to the Class 6A title game and they did that late Friday night, beating Edmond Santa Fe 45-37 in the semifinals at the Mabee Center.

Midwest City (25-2) will play Norman at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in the championship game.

While the Lady Bombers have beaten Norman three times this season, all by at least 13 points, Midwest City isn't going to take the Tigers lightly.

Last season, Midwest City came into the championship game in dominating fashion before losing to rival Del City in the finals in Norman.

While they still have a game to go, Midwest City showed no signs of a letdown Friday, taking control late in the first quarter behind Duke signee Richa Jackson.

Jackson scored the final five points of the quarter, helping Midwest City to a 15-7 lead.

Jackson topped the 1,500-career point mark late in the second quarter with a 10-foot jumper that put Midwest City up 22-12.

She finished with 22.

Courtney Walker led Edmond Santa Fe with 16.

While the game was never turned into a blowout, it was never in much doubt after the first quarter.

After the Bombers stretched their lead into double figures for the first time late in the first half, Santa Fe was never closer than eight.

Midwest City's defensive pressure got to the Wolves early, as Santa Fe turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter.

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