SAN ANTONIO, TX (FOX 44) — The top-ranked Fairfield Lady Eagles will now have a chance to repeat as the UIL 3A Girls Basketball State Champions, after they beat No. 9 Winnsboro 51-43 in the state semifinal.

The game was a back and forth one which saw Fairfield trailing by three with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter. The Lady Eagles showed their championship grit though, as they closed the contest on an 11-0 run.

It was a balanced offensive effort for Fairfield that led the Lady Eagles to the championship game. Jimilyah Nash led the team with 13 points, while McKinna Brackens (12 points) and Shadasia Brackens (10 points) also finished in double figures as well.

With the win, they will now play for the state title on Saturday, March 4th, with tip off scheduled for 10:00 am. In that game, they will face third-ranked Holliday, who beat No. 8 Columbus in the second semifinal.