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Jeff Co North 51, Olpe 40

By Paul Harris

Jefferson County North did something a team has not been able to do the last two years at the Class 2A state tournament, and that’s beat the Olpe Eagles.

The Chargers won the girls 2A state championship on Saturday, beating Olpe 51-40.

“Olpe is a great team,” Chargers head coach Steve Knoll said. “They kept making runs on us and we kept holding them off.”

Jordan and Jacee Kramer were the MVPs of the tournament for Jeff County scoring a combined 138 points over three games, 33 of which came in the final. Jacee Kramer had 20 points, while older sister Jordan Kramer had 13 points and seven rebounds. Knoll praised the sisters’ efforts.

“They’re just terrific kids,” he said. “They’d run through a wall for you.”

Knoll said the Chargers didn’t do anything special to beat the Eagles.

“We just played our game and tried to put a little bit of pressure on them,” he said.

The Chargers shook off last year’s blues, having lost in the 2011 championship game to Wichita Collegiate, 43-41.

Janae Haag, who had 28 points in Olpe’s semifinal win, was held in check and only scored 10 points. Kayla McDougald had 11 points to lead the Eagles.

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