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D3: Whitewater wins first state title with 49-43 win

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 ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) -- Myriama Smith-Traore had 17 points and 18 rebounds as Whitewater beat Xavier 49-43 for the WIAA Division 3 state title at the Resch Center.

   It's the first state in Whitewater history and caps off an undefeated season for the Whippets.

   Whitewater (28-0) trailed 17-12 in the second quarter but answered with a 17-5 run to go up 29-22 on Saturday. Xavier, in its first state appearance, pulled within one, 31-30, as Peyton Ufi scored five straight points.

   Tied at 39 late in the fourth, Whitewater finished the game on a 10-4 run. Smith-Traore had six points in the final stretch.

   Xavier (24-5) came into the game having won 14 games in a row. The Hawks were led by Peyton Ufi with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

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