After a two-year drought, Blair’s varsity girls' basketball team won the NJISAA prep “A” state championship on February 19 with a decisive 76-52 victory over the Hun Red Raiders. The win marked the fulfillment of a season-long team goal to earn the state title, and the Bucs never took their foot off the pedal from the opening tip.
Helena Friend ’22, the team’s leading scorer, seized the moment by dropping a career-high 26 points. Center Tabitha Amanze ’22 followed her on offense with 24 points—she was unstoppable in the paint throughout the game, scoring at will at the rim. The contest was a special win for floor leaders Olivia Miles '21 and Dominique Darius ’21, as they earned their first state championship since entering Blair as freshmen.
The Bucs will close their stellar season this weekend when they travel to Mooresville, North Carolina, to participate in the Insider Exposure Independent School National Championship.