A team from Cape Elizabeth placed 34th in the National High School Mock Trial Championship this weekend in Phoenix.

Forty-eight teams from 43 states, Guam, South Korea, Australia and the Northern Mariana Islands took part in the three-day competition, won by John Adams High of Indiana.

The Maine state champs had trials against teams from Arizona, Utah, New Jersey and South Korea.

“Great development for the 10 underclassmen on the team,” said Cape Elizabeth lawyer/coach Richard O’Meara. “Nothing can faze them now.”

At a closing banquet Saturday night held at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Phoenix, the high school students heard from the building’s namesake, a retired justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.