In her final high school game ever, Ashley Campbell re-wrote the record books all over again.
Oregon-Davis' all-time leading scorer scored 35 points, the most ever in a 1A girls basketball state finals game, to lead Oregon-Davis to its 2nd state championship in school history--defeating Vincennes Rivet 69-64 Saturday in Terre Haute.
The most points ever scored in a girls basketball state finals game was 42 by Maria Stack for Columbus East in 1980.
Campbell was 9-of-14 from the field and 15-of-17 on free throws. As a team, Oregon-Davis was a fantastic 18-of-21 from the charity stripe for the game.
Rivet made an incredible comeback to pull within five points late in the game after trailing by double digits from early in the contest.
Terry Minix has now coached all three of his daughters to a state championship in girls basketball. Oregon-Davis won its only other state championship in 2007, when Aubrey and Gabi Minix were a part of the program. Now the 3rd sister, Lexi--a sophomore--joins the ranks as a state champion with a win Saturday.
Oregon-Davis led from start-to-finish, jumping out to a 15-2 lead. Jessica Avarone hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to close out an incredible first quarter as the Bobcats were up 27-9 after one. Avarone scored 16 points for Oregon-Davis, hitting four 3-pointers as the Bobcats combined to hit 4-of-6 from beyond the arc in the 1st half, opening up a 44-29 lead at halftime.
Rivet chipped away and pulled with 12 after three quarters before getting back within five in the final two minutes but it wasn't enough to come all the way back.
Oregon-Davis will be welcomed home Sunday with a celebration at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central at the high school.
Penn will look to give Michiana a 2nd state championship in the 4A title game at 8:30 tonight when the Kingsmen face Bedford North Lawrence.