Liggett players and coaches pose for another district championship celebration on their home court. Photos by Bob Bruce
Liggett players and coaches pose for another district championship celebration on their home court. photo by Bob Bruce.
March 06, 2014The University Liggett girls' basketball team is making a habit of winning district championships.
Last weekend, the host Knights made it five district titles in a row, crushing Detroit Edison 89-56.
"The girls came out focused and they played well," head coach Omar Ahart said. "They played up-tempo and the 89 points in the most this team has scored in my two years as head coach.
"They really shot the ball well and defended well all over the court. I'm proud of the girls, but we still have work to do."
Sophomore Kendall McConico led the Knights with 24 points and 19 rebounds. It was her best game as a member of the Knights' varsity team.
Junior Jessica Rotzoll poured in 22 points, while freshman Nia Ahart had 10 points. Junior Lola Ristovski also recorded a double-double, netting 17 points and 14 assists in one of her best all-around games of the season.
The Knights grabbed a 24-7 first-quarter lead and never looked back.
In the semifinals, Liggett defeated Detroit Henry Ford Academy 57-38 as McConico had 15 points and Rotzoll added 14.
Joining in the district celebration were senior Angelia Evangelista, sophomore Madison Jerome, sophomore Kira Borum, sophomore Megan DesMadryl, freshman Jasmine Dickens, sophomore Anna Majewski and junior Haley Neuenfeldt.
With the victories, Liggett is 18-3 overall.