HARRISONBURG, Va. -- UPDATE (March 7):
The Spotswood girls basketball team are now state champions.
Spotswood defeated Hopewell 66-56 to capture the title on Thursday.
At halftime, the game was tied 29-29 in a fast-paced matchup.
Stephanie Ouderkirk had 24 points and 13 rebounds. NaKaila Gray added 17 points and 13 rebounds. Alexis Bennington-Horton ended up with 18 points in the win.
Your Class 3A Girls Basketball State Champions: Spotswood— TJ Eck (@TJEck_TV) March 7, 2019
The Trailblazers defeat Hopewell, 66-56, to capture the title
Stephanie Ouderkirk with 24 points & 13 rebounds. NaKaila Gray added 17 point and 13 rebounds. Alexis Bennington-Horton with 18 points in the win pic.twitter.com/DtITvJvvSf
State Champs!!!! 66-56— Spotswood Blazer (@SHSBlazers) March 7, 2019
End of 3Q— TJ Eck (@TJEck_TV) March 7, 2019
Spotswood - 44
Hopewell - 44
Ouderkirk has 20 points for Trailblazers
Class 3A Girls State Championship— TJ Eck (@TJEck_TV) March 7, 2019
Spotswood - 29
Hopewell - 29
Fun, fast-paced game so far. Stephanie Ouderkirk has 12 points for Trailblazers
Fast-paced 1st quarter is over with Spotswood trailing Hopewell, 18-14, in Class 3A State Championship game— TJ Eck (@TJEck_TV) March 7, 2019
The Spotswood girls basketball team is preparing to play Hopewell in the Class 3A state championship game Thursday afternoon.
The Trailblazers advanced to the state title contest after defeating Lord Botetourt in the state semifinals, 47-42, Tuesday night at Eastern Mennonite University.
Spotswood carries a 27-1 record into the state title game, with the only loss coming to an out-of-state team. Members of the team say chemistry and acceptance of roles is the key to success.
"We're all in this together and that's a true statement this year," said head coach Chris Dodson.
Tip-off of the Class 3A state title game is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday at VCU's Siegel Center.