At the game's outset, Nicholas seemed to have an answer. Shealyn Shafer, a 5-11 senior center, scored her team's first eight points, while Glenn scored seven. At the end of the first quarter, the game was tied at 8.
Glenn, however, led her team's second-quarter surge and finished the half with 19 points and five rebounds to Shafer's 10 and six. Nicholas stayed close through the third quarter, but the Indians stretched the lead to 16 in the fourth when Tori Coulter hit a free throw at 3:43. Bridgeport was never headed afterward.
"Today Miki Glenn and Shealyn Shafer both represented their schools well," said Nicholas County coach Tom McGirl. "We just didn't do a good job pinching [Glenn's] penetration and she's obviously a good free-throw shooter."
Hope Chalfant had 11 points for the 24-2 victors, including a 3-of-5 performance beyond the 3-point arc.
"I knew [Glenn] would get me open," Chalfant said. "She shares like crazy. I just needed to get my feet set."
Shafer finished with 26 points for Nicholas, which finished the season at 21-4. The Grizzlies outrebounded the Indians 31-22, but shot just 31.7 percent from the field to Bridgeport's 50 percent. Nicholas County actually had more free throw attempts (28-27) than the victors.
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