- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kaydra Duckett scored 24 points with 12 rebounds as Dreher claimed its second Class 3A girls basketball state championship in the last three years with a 56-44 victory over Crestwood Saturday night at the Colonial Life Arena.

The Blue Devils (22-4) used a lock-down defensive early to gain control before holding on at the end. The Knights went 12:13 without a point, including the final 10:54 of the first half. They were scoreless in the second quarter, allowing Dreher to build a 27-9 lead at the half.

Crestwood (25-4) outscored the Blue Devils 17-8 in the third quarter to pull within nine points heading into the final quarter. They got as close as six but Duckett scored seven points in the final 2:32 to seal the win.

Jhileiya Dunlap and Makayla Johnson each scored 10 points for Dreher and Johnson added 14 rebounds.

Cawasha Ceasar led Crestwood with 25 points.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide