COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Laina (LAY’-nuh) Snyder, a first-team Associated Press All-Ohioan, had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Alex Brown hit two late free throws to help top-ranked Millersburg West Holmes beat Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 49-45 on Thursday in a Division 2 state semifinal.
The Lady Knights (28-0) will meet Kettering Alter (29-0) in Saturday’s championship game.
After a missed layup by SVSM (25-3), Brown was fouled and hit both shots with 18 seconds left. Snyder then blocked a 3-pointer and later got a rebound to seal the outcome.
First-team all-stater Jordan Korinek had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish.
West Holmes will play for its fourth state title and first since 1986.