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St. Mary’s girls move on to state championship game

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St. Mary's huddles together in the paint before the start of their game.

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St. Mary's head basketball coach Jeff Newhall looks on during the semi-final game.

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St. Mary's Gabriella Torres goes for a layup as Archbishop Williams' Monica Spain tries to stop her.

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St. Mary's Olivia Matela shoots a three-pointer over the heads of Williams' Jessica Knight, left, and Bridgette O'Reilly.

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St. Mary's fans cheer on the Spartans.

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St. Mary's Yirsy Queliz is one of six Spartans averaging eight points per game or more this season.

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St. Mary's head coach Jeff Newhall looks up at the scoreboard.

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St. Mary's fans cheer on the Spartans.

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St. Mary's Pamela Gonzalez goes for a layup as William's Lexi Hansen tries to stop her.

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St. Mary's Nicolette D'Itria gets around Willams' Tahlia Tah.

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St. Mary's Pamela Gonzalez goes for a layup around Williams' Monica Spain.

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St. Mary's fans cheer on the Spartans.

St. Mary's fans cheer on the Spartans.

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St. Mary's Gabriella Torres keeps the ball away from Williams' Camille Minor and Monica Spain.

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St. Mary's Yirsy Queliz and Williams' Marie McCarthy chase down the ball.

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St. Mary's Gabriella Torres shoots a three-pointer over the hand of Williams' Kayley LaCombe.

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The St. Mary's girls basketball team celebrates with the crowd after winning the semi-finals.

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St. Mary's celebrates winning the semi-final game in the state tournament.

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St. Mary's head basketball coach Jeff Newhall embraces his son, Alex, after the Spartans won the semi-finals in the state tournament.

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St. Mary's celebrates winning the semi-final game in the state tournament.

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The St. Mary's girls basketball team celebrates with the crowd after winning the semi-finals.

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St. Mary's fans celebrate the win.

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The St. Mary's girls basketball team win the semi-finals in the state tournament game.

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BOSTON — The third time proved to be the charm for the St. Mary’s girls basketball team. Catholic Central League rival Archbishop Williams defeated the Spartans twice during the regular season — both by double-digit margins. But the Spartans won the one that counted, defeating Williams, 62-59, in Wednesday’s Division 3 state semifinal at TD…

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