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West hangs on for emotional victory

Updated: April 2, 2009, 10:13 AM ET
By Ronnie Flores | ESPNRISE.com

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Heading into the 2009 McDonald's All-American girls' game, the favored East team had the size advantage and the higher-ranked prospects on its roster.

The West players, however, showed why it's not always the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog as they scrapped, clawed and eventually hung on for a 69-68 victory at the BankUnited Center on the campus of the University of Miami.

Even though the East team was outrebounded and was ...

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