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Eureka Seniors Ready For Final Weekend Together

Bardwell, Leman Teammates One Final Time

NORMAL, Ill. - Tessa Leman and Natalie Bardwell have been teammates since the fifth grade.

The Eureka seniors will be teammates one final weekend and they hope it leads to a state championship. The Hornets play Chicago Harlan in the Class 2A girls basketball state championship at Redbird Arena on Friday.

"Just the fact we get to play two more games together, is so exciting. Because after this, we won't get to play with each other," said Bardwell. "I know I will miss her like crazy. But we get to share this special moment."

Bardwell is headed to Olivet Nazarene University next season, Leman to West Point.

"It's so cool, so special to be able to do it with her. And to do it with the rest of the team," said Leman, who was named an All-State player on Thursday. "It's such a  great team and I just love every one of them."



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