Erin Carter scored 26 points to lead Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville to its first-ever girls' Class A state championship with a 48-39 victory over Hardeeville on Saturday.
Hardeeville (23-4) trailed by as many as 11 in the first half, but the Hurricanes tied the score at 27 late in the third quarter.
Christ Church (26-3) pushed the lead back out to six with two lay-ups by Carter sandwiched around a basket by Katie Thomason.
And when Hardeville cut the lead to 39-36, the Cavaliers got back-to-back buckets from Hayden Latham and Carter to seal the win.
Christ Church's only other championship game appearance came in 2004.
Shantis Lee scored 16 to lead Hardeeville.