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Edmondson edges Allegany for state title

Saturday - 3/15/2014, 10:53pm  ET

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Josh Garrett scored a game-high 15 points as Edmondson defeated Allegany, 54-51, in the Class 1A state championship game Saturday afternoon.

Garrett scored seven of his points in the third quarter as Edmondson (19-5) took command. The Red Storm had a 26-25 halftime lead, but it never trailed in the second half en route to a second straight state title.

Edmondson won the Class 2A state title last year. This was Allegany's first state title appearance in eight years.

The Red Storm took charge in the second half, both stretching the lead and holding possession for long stretches. Edmondson pushed the lead to 50-39 late in the fourth quarter before Allegany (24-2) rallied.

Trenton Eirich led the Campers with 14 points in the loss. Allegany had won 20 consecutive games before this loss.

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