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For the first time since 2001, St. Mary’s Academy is headed to the Final Four. The Cougars cinched a seat in the Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls Marsh Madness with a stunning victory over reigning Division III state championship Northlake Christian. Now they are just two wins away from hanging another state championship banner in the gym beside the coveted championship won in 1998.
St. Mary’s Academy plays Riverside in Wednesday’s semifinal in Alexandria. A win there and they would advance to the championship game to play either St. Thomas Aquinas or rival St. Katharine Drexel Prep in what would most certainly be an “all-New Orleans showdown.”