COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Naz Hillmon scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Gates Mills Gilmour Academy held on for its first title with a 56-54 win against Versailles in the girls Division III final at Value City Arena.
Hillmon put Gilmour (24-6) on top 39-37 at the start of the fourth quarter Saturday. She then gave the Lancers their largest lead, 51-41, with 2:50 left in the game.
Gilmour led 56-50 with 16.8 seconds left but Versailles (26-4) got to within 56-52 on two free throws by Danielle Winner and Lindsey Winner’s put-back with 4.7 seconds left.
Versailles forced a forced a turnover and Kami McEldowney made it 56-54 with 2.5 seconds left but Versailles couldn’t get a shot off after intercepting an inbound pass.
Danielle Winner had 13 points for Versailles.