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Story Lines Of The Season

Class L may have been the most competitive division this season but it wasn't the only championship game that was exciting at Mohegan Sun Arena. Three of the four games were decided by three points or less.

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Hillhouse-

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New Haven
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and

Wethersfield

staged an epic battle with dueling stars, Wethersfield senior Abigail Corning (25 points, eight rebounds) and Hillhouse sophomore Bria Holmes (21 points, 10 rebounds). Corning, who is going to Fordham, hit the last shot, a three-pointer with five seconds left, but Hillhouse prevailed 47-45 to win its second consecutive Class L title.

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Norwich

Free Academy defended its Class LL title with a 50-47 victory over Mercy-

Middletown

. Mercy senior Maura Calamari's three-point attempt missed at the buzzer and

Kentucky

-bound Kastine Evans, the state's Gatorade Player of the Year, had 22 points for NFA.

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St. Paul won its first championship since 2001 in another nailbiter, 39-37, over Portland in the Class S game.

Rebecca Lobo

's cousin, Courtney Lobo, hit the winner with 20 seconds left.

Kolbe Cathedral-Bridgeport won its seventh title with a 64-50 win in the Class M championship game over Brookfield.

— Lori Riley

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