To absolutely no one’s surprise, the No. 1-ranked team girls basketball team has won another league championship.
Capital Prep, which has grounded the Constitution State Conference to a pulp this season while taking sporadic time off to test its mettle against schools around the Northeast, buried Prince Tech 95-55 in the CSC Tournament final Thursday night at Classical Magnet.
Three players scored 20 points in the rout, led by Desiree Elmore’s 28 points. Kiah Gillespie added 27 and Taylor Williams 20 in the overwhelming victory, Capital Prep’s seventh consecutive league title.
“We definitely do enjoy it because any win is a victory but I think we’re definitely more focused on states now,” Williams told the Hartford Courant. “The main key for us is perfection.”
Capital Prep’s been exactly that as it rolls into the Class L tournament, which begins Tuesday. The Trailblazers are 23-0, having won their games by an average score of 73-32.
They won their three CSC tournament games by an average score of 83-35.
Their average winning score against state competition has been 75-29 and their closest game was a 71-70 win over Bergtraum (N.Y.) at the Gauchos Gym in Brooklyn.
Essence McDonald scored 20 points for Prince Tech, which is the No. 3 seed in the Class M tournament.