Liberty Christian School’s Lady Warriors claimed the championship title Saturday against Plano’s Prestonwood Christian Academy.
The winning score of 45-38 followed a close game with the Argyle-based team slightly behind in the first quarter.
By the fourth, Liberty took the lead all the way to the TAPPS 5A championship title.
In a quick recap of the game in Mansfield, Liberty trailed at the end of the first quarter as Prestonwood took the lead with a score of 15-10.
With 5:15 left in the game, Liberty trailed by one point at 33-32 against Prestonwood.
With 2:50 left in the game, Liberty pulled ahead by a point after two successful freethrows by Hannah Hand, taking the score to 34-33.
The momentum continued with a free throw by Sydney Goodson, broadening Liberty’s lead to 40-33.
With 15 seconds left in the game, Liberty remained ahead at 43-38 despite a comeback challenge by Prestonwood.