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McAuley captains Molly Mack, center, and Allie Clement get a hug from school principal Sister Edward Mary after the Lions won their third consecutive Class A state championship.
Photos by John Ewing/Staff Photographer
Olivia Smith looks for an opening against Bangor’s Cordelia Stewart in the Class A state championship game Saturday. Smith scored 20 points in McAuley’s 60-45 victory.
"We just have to keep working hard and getting ready for next year because we're looking forward to this again, coming back here and winning this," Lux said. "That's our No. 1 goal, and with this team we can definitely do it. Our teamwork is phenomenal and we all love each other. We're a great big family."
NOTES: Even championship teams make mistakes. Lux, for example, was called for consecutive lane violations while Stewart was trying to complete a 3-point play with 2:02 left in the third quarter.
"I know. Two in a row. I was confused. I didn't know what was going on," Lux said after the game.
Stewart missed her third attempt and Lux got the rebound.
Mack had a successful free throw wiped out on another lane violation in the fourth quarter.
"I think that was on Allie. That wasn't me," Lux said.
Western Maine teams have won 10 of the last 12 Class A championships, dating back to McAuley's first of five titles in 2002. The East's wins were by Cony in 2005 and 2007 -- both times against McAuley. Eastern teams won 13 straight Class A titles from 1989-2001.
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