Senior Brittani Rizzi scored 17 points, and junior Jenna Allen added a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead Bedford North Lawrence to its second straight Class 4A title as the Stars defeated the Penn Kingsmen 51-41.
Bedford North Lawrence (27-1) led from start to finish, with Penn (25-2) managing to reach a tie at 5-5, 3:30 into the first quarter. The game remained nip-and-tuck until Rizzi reeled off nine points in less than two minutes spanning the third and fourth quarters to stretch the Stars lead to 40-29. The lead went to 14 in the latter stages of the contest.
Before Rizzi's run, neither team was able to string together a run or gain any momentum. Bedford North Lawrence committed 10 fouls and 10 turnovers in the first half, while Penn shot 1 of 17 to start the game and finished the half hitting 6 of 29.
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