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|Lombard Montini Tops Morton for 3A 3rd Place
|NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Lombard Montini has captured its fifth state trophy in six years with a 42-38 win against Morton in the third-place game of the IHSA Class 3A girls basketball finals.
Montini coming into the 2013 tournament was the three-time defending champion, but an overtime loss to Vernon Hills in Friday's semifinals led them to their second third-place finish since 2008.
Kelly Karlis led the Broncos with 11 points, and freshman Pauline Castro hit three 3-pointers in the second half for the Broncos (35-2).
The Broncos trailed 19-16 after a ragged first half in which they shot just 28 percent.
Morton all-stater Sarah Livingston had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Chandler Ryan chipped in nine points for Morton (30-6).