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Buchholz High girls basketball team wins first state championship

By on February 25th, 2013

Flashing smiles and holding up index fingers, the Buchholz Lady Cats took to Facebook to upload a picture of the group’s victory.

The post read: “We are the Champions! Lady Bobcats 2013 7A State Champs…You have witnessed the unexpected!”

Buchholz High School’s girls’ basketball team dominated Davie Nova High School, 63-49, to win its first 7A state championship Saturday evening at the Lakeland Center.

Head basketball coach Rebecca Williams said the girls need time to let the win sink in.

“I don’t know if it really hit home yet for everybody,” she said. ”It’s not really emotional for them just yet.”

Williams said the team’s turning point was its 84-79 overtime win against Viera High School in the regional championship game.

” Once we got over that, I felt real comfortable going into state,” she said. ”We stuck by each other, and we got over that hump and came out successful in the end.”

Buchholz High will honor the girls with a pep rally Friday.


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