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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Future Husky Coombs stars in semifinal win

UConn incoming freshman Mikayla Coombs has accomplished just about everything in her high school career except lead her Wesleyan School to a state title.

Coombs did everything she could to change that by scoring 28 points to go with nine rebounds, two assists, four steals and a blocked shot in a 77-35 win over Lakeview Academy in the semifinals of Georgia Class A tournament on Saturday. Now comes the state final on Friday against rival Holy Innocents', the program responsible for half of the 16 losses Wesleyan has suffered in the last three seasons.

A year ago Holy Innocents' topped Wesleyan in the state final and won two regular-season games this season before Wesleyan rebounded for a 59-50 win in the Region 5-A championship game behind 27 points from Coombs.

Coombs, who is averaging 16.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.2 steals per game in 31 games as a senior, was a member of Wesleyan's state championship team as a sophomore but she suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first game of the season while Wesleyan lost in the state finals during her freshman and junior seasons.

The 28-point effort was the 11th game with at least 20 points for Coombs as a senior and one shy of her season and career high.


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