Photographs by Thomas Metthe
Charleston’s Lacey McKenzie (left) and Hattie Newhart hoist the Class 3A girls state championship trophy Friday after defeating Mountain View 67-59 at Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
HOT SPRINGS -- Hattie Newhart was efficient and Baylee King was clutch. Combined, the two Charleston Lady Tigers were too much for Mountain View.
Charleston 5-10 forward Hattie Newhart hit 10 of 13 field-goal attempts and finished with 27 points in leading the Lady Tigers to the Class 3A state title. Newhart, who also hit her lone three-point attempt, grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds and was 6 of 10 from the free-throw line. Newhart scored 23 points in the first three quarters.
There were 10 lead changes in the game, the last coming with 4:51 remaining. … Charleston held the lead for 22:58; Mountain View held the lead for only 5:45 and never led by more than three points. … Charleston scored 34 points from inside the lane and 19 points from the line; Mountain View scored 28 points from the lane and 12 from the line. … Attendance for the 3A girls game was 3,866.
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