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Lafayette Christian defeats Madison Prep: Live updates, score of Louisiana (LHSAA) girls basketball Division II select state championship (3/2/2024)

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HAMMOND, LOUISIANA - One final select championship will be awarded Saturday afternoon here at the University Center.

Lafayette Christian will be going for its fourth straight championship as the Lady Knights get set to play for the Division II select title. They'll be going up against Madison Prep, which drew an unexpected bye to the finals after its scheduled semifinal opponent, Vandebilt Catholic, withdrew earlier in the week.

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See live updates below.

Below is our Live Update Feed created as the contest progresses. Read from the bottom up to follow from the beginning and refresh often for the latest updates throughout the game.


- Lafayette Christian rallies late to win its fourth straight state championship as Jada Richard, in her final game, hits two game-clinching foul shots in the final seconds (Lafayette Christian, 43-38 | Final)

- Lafayette Christian builds the lead to three, and has a chance to ice the win with Jada Richard about to go to the foul line (Lafayette Christian, 41-38 | :10, 4th)

- Lafayette Christian regains the lead as Jada Richard goes 1-for-2 at the free-throw line (Lafayette Christian, 39-38 | 1:13, 4th)

- Lafayette Christian scores four straight points to tie the score with nearly two minutes left (38-38 | 2:06, 4th)

- Madison Prep with a two-possession lead near the halfway point of the fourth quarter (Madison Prep, 38-34 | 4:11, 4th)

- Madison Prep now up by three entering the final five minutes. Can they deny Lafayette Christian from having a "four-peat?" Stay tuned (Madison Prep, 34-31 | 5:23, 4th)

- Madison Prep finally took the lead late in the third and then Paige Hawkins nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to push that advantage up to four points entering the fourth (Madison Prep, 32-28 | 8:00, 4th)

- Madison Prep has come back after a slow start to tie the No. 1 seed, Lafayette Christian (26-26 | 2:45, 3rd)

- Lafayette Christian one half away from winning four straight state titles. Lady Knights up six at the break (Lafayette Christian, 20-14 | Half)

- Lafayette Christian finally scores in the second quarter with a huge play, as Taelyn Taylor converts a three-point play. Lady Knights up by six (Lafayette Christian, 20-14 | 1:01, 2nd)

- Madison Prep starts the second quarter on a 6-0 run while Lafayette Christian has cooled off after its sizzling first quarter (Lafayette Christian, 17-14 | 2:25, 2nd)

- Lafayette Christian out to a strong start in this game. Lady Knights hit several 3-point baskets and are out to a nine-point advantage (Lafayette Christian, 17-8 | 8:00, 2nd)

- LSU coach Kim Mulkey is in the house for this matchup. She is here to see LCA standout Jada Richard, who has signed to play for the Lady Tigers.

Lafayette Christian Academy girls basketball squad enters final lap in 'Drive for Four'

Photo of Lafayette Christian's Jada Richard (30) by KATC-TV

-- Buck Ringgold | | @SBLiveLA