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Leyton girls earn return trip to MAC championship game


PCM / For The Sun-Telegraph

Creek Valley's Jessie Straber puts up a shot just over the outstretched arm of Leyton's Diedra Waite during Thursday's MAC semifinal held at Sidney Middle School.

Second-seeded Leyton High earned the right to defend its MAC Tournament championship Thursday night as the Lady Warriors snuck past the Creek Valley Storm 52-48 at Sidney Middle School.

For the Storm (5-7), it was the second straight season its MAC hopes were dashed by Leyton (6-7) in the semifinals. Last season, Creek Valley came in as the top seed while coming into the 2015 tournament as No. 3.

Leyton will meet the other semifinal winner Potter-Dix on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the championship in a battle of the top two seeds. The Storm will meet Bayard in the consolation game at 3 p.m....

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