Growing pains are a given with any team, and that goes for Blair Academy’s girls hoops squad, too. The Bucs were stunned in the Prep A semifinals two years ago and then fell in the title game last February.

Blair persevered and rebounded this season to hoist the Prep A Championship trophy after defeating Hun School, 76-52, in the final Wednesday evening.

Junior Helena Friend scored a game-high and season-best 26 points in the victory, while Olivia Miles — the No. 2 ranked 2021 player in the country — dazzled again with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from Blairstown:

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