Westmar of Allegany County successfully defended its girls Class 1A state title, defeating North Caroline of Caroline County, 76-58, in the finals at Catonsville Community College last night.
Dawn Sloan led the Lady Cats (22-1) with 23 points. Julie McGowan and Marcie Wildman each added 15. Lisa Green also added 13.
Leading, 38-28, at halftime, Westmar outscored the Bulldogs (19-3), 21-12, in the third quarter, to increase its lead to 59-40.