El Dorado Springs defeated South Shelby 61-26 in the Class 3 girls state championship at JQH Arena in Springfield Friday.
Eric Duick with the call of Emma Dovin’s three on Glory 97 and centralmoinfo.com. El Dorado responded with a 10-0 run and built its lead to 24-7 after the first quarter. Luke O’Laughlin’s Lady Birds then trailed 43-11 at half.
29-3 El Dorado Springs featured two guards who combined for almost 4,000 career points. South Shelby closed its season 25-5 with a conference championship, Monroe City Tournament championship, and Salisbury Tournament championship.
The Lady Birds return four starters. The senior Dovin scored seven. Junior Miranda Patterson paced the Lady Birds with 11.
South Shelby coach Luke O’Laughlin: