Byron Wins Back To Back State Championships

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Back to back State Champions.

That’s what the Byron Lady Tigers became on Saturday night after their 55-32 win over Bloomington Central Catholic in the 2A State Championship down in Normal.

Byron’s four seniors left it all out on the floor in their final game in orange and black. Bailey Burrows (10), Lexi Devries (10), Sarah Hopkins (9), Paige Holloway (22) scored 51 of Byron’s 55 points.

“It’s twice as sweet. says Burrows. “I mean to be able to come back is amazing, it’s unbelievable. I think I won’t forget it the rest of my life.”

Winning a State title is a feat many talented teams never accomplish, winning two is an historic feat.

“I mean I just feel on top of the world,” says Holloway. “I mean back to back is incredible. It was our dream to win just once let alone, and it’s even better with my best friends.”

For highlights and post game reaction from the 2A State Champions click on the media player.

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