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Harpers Ferry Granny Basketball team wins national title

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HARPERS FERRY (KWWL) -

The Harpers Ferry Fireflies finished off a perfect season by taking the national Granny Basketball title this last weekend in Nashville, Tenn.

The Fireflies beat Missouri's Show Me Shooters and the Louisiana Crushers in pool play to earn their berth in the championship.

There, they beat the Late Bloomers of Cedar Rapids, 47-38, to capture the national title.

The team finished the regular season 7-0, then went 5-0 in the state tournament to capture the state title.

Bill Nation coaches the team of 17, made up of players from the tri-states.

The Granny Basketball League boasts 24 teams in eight states, and more than 200 players.

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