Spotswood Advances to 3A State Championship Game

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McKenzie Jenkins scored 13 points for Spotswood McKenzie Jenkins scored 13 points for Spotswood

The Spotswood girls basketball team beat Central-Woodstock 75-52 in the 3A state semifinals Saturday at the JMU Convocation Center in Harrisonburg.

Elizabeth Dofflemyer led the Lady Blazers with 26 points.

The junior hit 4-of-6 three-point attempts, and connected on 9-of-12 shots from the field.

Senior forward Tayler Dodson added 17 points, and will be looking to lead Spotswood to back-to-back state titles Thursday at noon against Broadway at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

"This is something you're not going to forget," says Dodson.  "You're going to be 30 and remember the state championship game.  Win or lose.  You have so much fun going there.  We said it feels like just yesterday we were playing in our state championship game year."

Head coach Chris Dodson says, "We've got to be the better team on that day.  It doesn't matter that we've been the better team all year.  We're going to practice like champions, and we're going to eat like champions, and we're going to eat like it.  Everything is going to be focused on this week."

The East Rockingham girls come up short in their quest to win the state championship for the third year in a row, as the Eagles fell 78-49 against Gate City in the 2A semifinals.

East Rock finishes the season with a record of 20-8.
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