Hudson Girls Will Play For 2A State Title
Hudson has taken its season as far as it can go. For the first time in school history, the Pirates will be playing for the state championship.
In the Class-2A semifinals Thursday afternoon (March 6, 2014), Hudson solved one of the state's toughest defenses by shooting over it.
Seven of Hudson's 12 field goals came from 3-point range and the fourth-ranked Pirates pulled away late to beat second-rated Cascade 45-33.
Cascade, losing for the first time in 27 games, had given teams fits all season with its sticky 2-3 zone. But Hudson was able to loosen things up by knocking down seven of 17 3-point shots, then finished the game with a 15-4 run to earn a berth in Friday night's title game at 8 p.m.
It will be the first appearance in the finals for Hudson, whose best previous finish had been third in the 1979 six-player tourney. The Pirates will take a 25-1 record into the championship game.
Casey Miles led Hudson with another solid all-around game, putting up 15 points, six rebounds and five assists. Lindsey Koch went 3-for-4 from 3-point range in scoring 14 points and Amanda Cartney chipped in with seven points and six rebounds.
Abbey Meyer carried Cascade's offense with 24 points on 8-for-13 shooting that included four 3-pointers. Carolyn Trumm added seven points and eight rebounds for the Cougars, who had been allowing only 31 points a game.
Cascade trailed just 30-29 after Meyer hit her final 3 with 5:09 remaining. Miles answered with a 3 of her own, then sank three free throws for a 36-29 lead. The Cougars drew to 36-31 on Thrumm's bucket inside but got no closer as Hudson went on to make seven of eight free throws to win going away.