Plains beats Santo in semifinal

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Associated Press

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Riley Earnest scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Plains past Santo 56-39 in a UIL State Class 1A Division 1 girls basketball state semifinal Thursday.

Earnest shot eight of 16 from the field and was a perfect ten for ten from the free throw line before sitting out the final two minutes of the victory.

Tori Reyes added 16 points and ten boards for Plains (29-3), who out-rebounded Santo 42-31.

Plains trailed early as Santo's Courtney Flanagan scored five of her seven points to stake Santo (24-9) to a 10-5 lead. Plains responded with a 25-10 scoring run to take a 30-20 halftime lead.

Chasen Howard led Santo with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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