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Mount Vernon-Enola uses big run to down Conway Christian for Class 2A state title

Mount Vernon-Enola captured its first state championship in school history with a 55-45 victory over Conway Christian in Hot Springs.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Mount Vernon-Enola Warhawks and Conway Christian Eagles went at it for the Class 2A state title on Saturday at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs.

It was a close game for the majority of the matchup. However, in the final minutes, junior Dessie McCarty of Mount Vernon-Enola got a putback layup to give the Warhawks a 49-45 lead.

That putback sparked Mount Vernon-Enola to its first state championship in school history.

The Panthers followed that basket with a 10-0 run to take down the Eagles 55-45 to capture the Class 2A state girls basketball championship.

McCarty was named MVP of the state title game with 36 points and 18 rebounds.

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