Class B girls: Ashley LaGasse leads No. 2 Lomega past No. 1 Hammon
Ashley LaGasse scored 28 points and had two crucial steals in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Lomega defeated No. 1 Hammon 60-52 in the Class B girls semifinal Friday night at State Fair Arena.
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LaGasse stole the ball again on Hammond's next possession and converted two free throws on the other end of the floor, increasing the Lady Warriors lead to 54-45 and essentially icing the game.
LaGasse scored nine of her game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, seven in the final 2:39. She also had five rebounds and two steals in the game.
“We started slow but just we finally started making a few shots,” LaGasse said. “Everything loosened up and we just relaxed and started playing.”
Lomega (27-6) now will get an opportunity to defend its state title against Erick in a noon championship game at State Fair Arena.
“We worked hard all season,” LaGasse said. “We lost a few games we shouldn't, but we wanted to come back (to the state title game).”
Seniors Kori Barrios and Peyton Walker scored 19 and 13 points for Hammon (26-5), which lost in the state championship game the past two seasons. Barrios also had 12 rebounds.