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  • Sanford girls advance to State Semifinals with 46-21 win over Charter

  • The Sanford High School girl’s team advanced to the Semifinals of the DIAA State Championship Tournament Saturday night with a 46-21 win over Charter.


    Sanford's Johanna McMillan led all scorers with 18 points, including all three of the Warriors three-pointers. Angie White contributed a solid 17 points for the Warriors.


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  • The Sanford High School girl’s team advanced to the Semifinals of the DIAA State Championship Tournament Saturday night with a 46-21 win over Charter.
    Sanford's Johanna McMillan led all scorers with 18 points, including all three of the Warriors three-pointers. Angie White contributed a solid 17 points for the Warriors.
    The Sanford defense was tremendous from tip-off, holding the Charter offense to single-digit point totals in each of the four quarters. The highlight of the night defensively for Sanford was allowing only two points to Charter in the first quarter.
    Despite the loss, Charter's Kelly Perillo announced her presence down-low scoring 14 of Charter's 21 points.
    The Warriors seemed to have control of this game from the very beginning, setting the pace with smothering defense. Early on, the Warriors were forcing Charter to settle for outside shots; it wasn't until later on in the game that Charter was able to find some success under the net with Perillo.
    Even though they were expected to be here, Sanford's Head Coach Marcus Thompson is thrilled to be heading to the Semifinals.
    “It feels really good anytime you can get this far," said Thompson. "It’s something special for the kids, they worked really hard, and it’s a culmination of some really hard work."
    With an impressive 25-point victory, Coach Thompson thinks there is still room for improvement. Especially with a St. E's team that beat Sanford earlier this year next up for Warriors in the Semifinals.
    "I thought we were a little sloppy in the second half," said Thompson. "We could have executed a lot better."
    "We play St. Elizabeth next, they’re a tough team they’re playing really well right now," said Thompson. "I saw they beat a good Appo team, I watched them win today and they beat us earlier in the season. Some may say Angie (White) was out but there are no excuses and it should be a good challenge for us."

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