CHBC used a strong first half to build a 9-point halftime lead, but Mt. Pulaski outscored the Hornets 34-17 over the final stretch to win the game. Jessica Awe led the way for Mt. Pulaski with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Andrea Dickerson scored a team-high 18 points for the Toppers. All-stater Micah Jones led the way for CHBC with a game-high 26 points and Class 1A state record 21 rebounds.
Mt. Pulaski will face No. 1 Freeport Aquin Saturday afternoon in the state championship game. CHBC will face Annawan for third place.