Surry County beats J.I. Burton, 61-58

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Associated Press

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — ReaChaun Edwards had 31 points Friday to lead Surry County to a 61-58 victory against J.I. Burton in the Group A, Division 1 girls state championship game.

Edwards scored 17 in the first half and finished with seven steals as the Cougars (21-4) won their first state title and ended Burton's (28-1) quest for an undefeated season.

Ra'Shelle Miller led the Raiders with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Jazz Hill's jumper gave J.I. Burton a 43-41 lead late in the third period, but three layups — two by Edwards — put the Cougars ahead to stay at 47-43 entering the final quarter.

Britney Johnson added 13 points for Surry County, which forced 24 turnovers.

Chelsey Forney added 12 points and Brianna Stallard 11 for the Raiders.

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