Gaithersburg Claim 4A State Final over Henry Wise HS Girls

Things looked dicey early, as Senior Colleen Marshall picked up two quick fouls and the Lady Pumas claimed a 16-14 lead after the first quarter. But, the Lady Trojans’ inside duo of Jackson and Sophomore Janessa Fauntroy began to flex their muscle in the second quarter, and Gaithersburg surged to a 25-22 halftime lead.

The third quarter was vintage Gaithersburg, as the Lady Trojans picked up the pace and the intensity, outscoring Wise 18-5 to take a commanding 43-27 lead. The Lady Trojans cruised to the 60-43 win, as Senior Octavia Scott made several baskets in the paint in her best effort of the season. Jackson led the Lady Trojans with 28 points.

The Lady Trojans improved to 27-0 on the season, while extending their winning streak to 52 games. The Lady Pumas ended a strong campaign at 25-2.

Head Coach Adrian “Hot Dog” McDaniel and the Lady Trojans were jubilant as they hoisted another championship trophy. Congratulations to all of the Lady Trojans!

Story by Robert Huttenlocker ***** Stats by Kyle Hall

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