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City League girls championship preview capsule

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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 11:03 p.m.
 

Girls basketball championship

No. 1 Allderdice vs. No. 2 Obama Academy

6 p.m. Friday

at Allderdice

Scoring leaders: A: Sierra Fordham, 23.3; Obama Academy: Kayla Payne, 16.0

How they got here: After a first-round bye, Allderdice beat No. 4 Carrick, 59-40, in the quarterfinals. Obama also had a first-round bye then defeated No. 3 Westinghouse, 49-44, in the quarterfinals.

Notable: The teams split two meetings in the regular season, with Obama earning a 50-47 victory Jan. 14 and Allderdice winning 64-52 on Feb. 7. Obama Academy has lost three of its past five games but did keep Westinghouse from reaching a 27th straight league title game thanks to a pair of key 3-pointers by Payne in the fourth quarter, McCoy said. The Eagles are the City's top scoring team (54.6 ppg) and No. 1 defensive team (41.5 ppg). Rainey and Porter each average 10 ppg for Obama. Fordham, who Walchesky called a “pure scorer and an excellent shooter” is a game-changer offensively.

Predicted winner: Allderdice

 

 
 


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