After losing to Crenshaw twice in early-season play, Washington High School defeated its Southern League rival, 66-48, to win the City 4-A girls’ basketball championship Friday at the Sports Arena.
Washington, which trailed, 27-21, late in the second quarter, outscored Crenshaw, 12-2, to close out the half with a 33-29 lead. Leading Washington’s rally was junior guard Detra Lockhart, who scored their last six points of the half and finished with 22.
Washington Coach Phil Chase credits the his team’s ability to shut down Crenshaw’s senior guards, Allison Jackson and Claudia Jones, to a combined 17 points.
“Once they got that early lead, they got overconfident,” Chase said. “They thought it would be easy and when we rallied, they started taking bad shots.”
Washington (22-4) was also got 18 points from junior guard Remitha Houston, and 11 from freshman center Charisse Sampson.
Crenshaw finished the season 23-3.
Marshall 56, Roosevelt 45--Trailing by 11 at halftime, the Roughriders scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to cut the Barristers’ lead to 40-35, but Marshall went on a 12-4 run to clinch its first City girls’ 3-A Division title at the Sports Arena.
Junior forward Lisa Khuu led Marshall (18-2) with 17 points. Rena Winter and Tina Chimarios added 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Sophomore guard Rosa Mendez scored a game-high 18 points to lead Roosevelt (14-4). No other Roosevelt player was in double figures, and Eastern League MVP Luscinda Silva was held to seven points.