State girls basketball: Providence Academey repeats as Class 2A champs

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Down by a point starting the second half, Maddyn Greenway and her Providence Academy teammates quickly made sure the final result would not be in doubt.

And showed how good she and the Lions have been all season.

Greenway finished with 31 points to pace Providence Academy to its second straight Class 2A girls basketball title, beating Albany 74-60 Saturday inside Williams Arena.

Grace Counts, a Minnesota-Duluth commit, added 17 points and 16 rebounds in her final high school game. Eighth-grader Emma Millerbernd finished with 12 points and sophomore Hope Counts had 10 rebounds.

Getting out in transition equals success for Providence Academy. Albany coaches and players knew that too.

“We’re not used to being down at halftime. So, we’re kind of like, you know, ‘Let’s pick it up,’ ” Greenway said. “… We want to go get their defense or get their offense kind of jumbled up and then ju...

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