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Battered, bruised, but not out for Young

It was a tough, physical game for Luers' Brierra Young in the Class 2A state finals.

Still, Young had 12 points, four steals and two assists in the Knights' 70-65 overtime loss to No. 2 Austin.

This after twisting her ankle in the fourth quarter and then going crashing into a media table in overtime chasing a loose ball. The trainers came out after the first incident, and the second one had a referee looking into Young's eyes with concern.

Young bounced back well after each play.

"I might have pulled my hamstring, and I have to get ice on it," Young said a few minutes after the game ended. "When I flew under the table, I didn't hit my head or anything."

Young is a perfect example of why the Knights, who have been in a state-record seven state title games, could be back next year.

Young is a junior and sophomores Miracle Woods (17 points, 12 rebounds) and Brooke Ridley (15 points, 5 rebounds) will return next season along with junior Hilary Watts (8 points).

"Nobody thought we would make it past regionals, but we played our butts off, and we came up short today but at the same time, I am glad we were here," Young said. "We will be back next year."

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.