2/23/22, Aavin Mangalmurti (Sophomore)
After a tough first three quarters, the girls basketball team pulled ahead of reigning champions Allderdice to win the City League 68-40 in the finals game on February 20. This is a landmark season. The team had an undefeated City League run, senior Samaree Perkins became the third person in Obama history to break the 1,000-point barrier, and the team lifted their 5th City Championship trophy. Junior starter Nyasia Benton attributes this to “determination” and a “sisterhood.” “We just knew that we had each other, and we believed in each other, and we got the job done.”
The season isn’t over yet, the team continued their winning streak on February 21 in a victory over Central Mountain High School. The real challenge will come on Monday, February 28 when Obama faces Hollidaysburg High School (22-1). That game will be tough. Hollidaysburg also has a 1,000 point player in Marin Miller, a Millersville University commit. Nonetheless, Obama still has a fighting chance, and we’re in it to win it.