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St. Michael Lady Cardinals Head Coach Carl Adams, Ali Upshaw, Chrissa Duncan, Lynelle Slim, Jalynn Smith, Sydney Terry, Kiara Kasuse, Star Anderson, Desbah Largo, Taylor Foster, Aurianna Quintana, Sherilynn Herrera and Delila Nakaidinae are joined by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Jonathan Nez after winning the 1A Arizona Girls State Championship in Prescott Valley Feb. 24. (Anton Wero/NHO)

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St. Michael Lady Cardinals claim state championship

Baboquivari Warriors defeated, 60-40 at 1A state finals Feb. 24

When asked what it will take for the St. Michael Lady Cardinals to repeat as 1A State Girls Champions, Coach Carl Adams said, “Play Cardinal basketball, play northland basketball — get into their face, fast up tempo pressure defense, with motion quickness and speed.”