Ekmark, St. Mary’s Win Third Straight State Title

UConn-bound Class of 2014 recruit Courtney Ekmark had 14 points and six steals to lead St. Mary’s to a 49-37 win over Pinnacle Saturday in the Division I state title game. It was the third straight state championship for St. Mary’s (29-1).

“I couldn’t imagine having a better group,’’ St. Mary’s coach Curtis Ekmark told AIA365.com. “How do we stack up with best teams? I’ll leave that for someone else to decide. Winning 60 games in a row against Arizona teams, a national championship and three state titles. That’s pretty good. They’re better kids than they are basketball players.’’