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The Triton Central girls’ basketball team beat Eastern Hancock on Saturday to win the Sectional 42 championship. The Tigers will head for the Southmont Regional this weekend.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Head coach Bryan Graham and the Triton Central Tigers took the first step in their quest for a state championship on Saturday. The 2A No. 1 Tigers proved once again why they are the top team in their class by defeating the Eastern Hancock Royals 65-43 in the Sectional 42 championship game.

“Never take anything for granted,” Graham said. “A couple of years ago, during senior Maya Chandler’s freshman year, we were ranked No. 1 and played Eastern Hancock in the sectional final. They beat us. You always have the feeling in the pit of your stomach of déjà vu. I told the girls that we are too good for déjà vu. We need to go out and make our own history.”