Hathaway Brown beats West Holmes 56-44 to claim 5th straight state championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Nia Marshall scored 17 points and added 18 rebounds to lead Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown to a 56-44 victory over Millersburg West Holmes in the Division II final on Saturday, giving the Blazers a record fifth consecutive state title.

The Blazers (23-6) broke a deadlock with Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame and South Euclid Regina, which had each won four in a row.

Marshall scored all five of Hathaway Brown's points over the first 4-plus minutes of the final quarter, enabling it to play keep-away with both the lead and the ball.

Rachelle Morrison had 13 points for West Holmes (28-2), which had beaten the Blazers on their home floor on Dec. 1.

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