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Loyola Academy win state basketball title

NORMAL - Members of the Loyola Academy girls' basketball team celebrate their title win Saturday night at the IHSA Girls' Basketball State Finals. The Class 4A state champions defeated Nazareth Academy 40-44 thanks to a pair of free throws from senior Paige Engles in the last 14 seconds of the game. It was the Ramblers' first championship trophy in the four-class system and the first since defeating East St. Louis Lincoln back in 1998. It is the third time in program history the Loyola girls' progam have taken home a state title. More photos from the Class 4A title game this week.

Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks