— Felix Rodriguez (@felixmrodriguez) March 11, 2017
For nearly five years, Capital Prep’s girls basketball program hadn’t lost a in-state game had been a regular in the state championship throughout that run. The Trailblazers had won four straight titles, including the last three in Class L.
Their glorious run of state titles and their 90-game in-state win streak came to a rather glorious end Saturday, just one game short of another title defense, thanks to Holy Cross’ Aiyana Ward.
The junior’s jumper with 6 seconds remaining lifted Holy Cross over Capital Prep, 56-55, in the Class L semifinals at Sheehan Saturday.
Holy Cross advances to its first state final 2007, when it defeated Career for the Class M title. The Crusaders will face Hand, an overwhelming winner over Pomperaug in the other semifinal, either March 18 or 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
As for Capital Prep, it was its first loss to a Connecticut team since losing to Coginchaug in the 2012 Class S championship game.
The Trailblazers, ranked No. 2 in the latest GameTimeCT / Register Top 10, had finished the last three years No. 1.