Malcolm X Shabazz High School defeated Bishop Ford High School 66-60 in the New Years Resolution Girls' High School Basketball Tournament.
At the end of the first quarter Bishop Ford led 21-16. Bishop Ford's Jill Conroy is a strong outside shooter. She finished with 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 21 points.
At the half-time Bishop Ford continued to lead 30-24. Shabazz's DeAshia Jones did a great job of playing the wing. She helped to bring the ball up, tried to score from the perimeter, and used her height and strength for rebounds. She finished with 13 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 3 assists, and 7 points.
At the end of the third quarter, Bishop Ford still held the lead, 48-43. Bishop Ford's Aliyah Lewis did a great job drawing fouls. She ended with 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 13 points.
All game long Shabazz worked hard to chip away at the Bishop Ford lead. With 6:15 left in the game, Shabazz trailed by one, 48-47. Zaire O'Neil played incredible inside. She went up strong, scored off second shots, and used a variety of pivot moves to score on defenders. She finished with 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots, and 25 points.
With 1:38 left in the game, Shabazz had the lead, 62-55, and called time-out. Upon returning to the floor only 13 seconds later, Bishop's Tanasia Blake fouled out trying to foul to stop the clock. With 1:04 remaining Bishop's Brittany Henry also fouled out.
MVP's for the game were Shabazz's Zaire O'Neil and Bishop Ford's Aliyah Lewis.
For more pictures from the tournament, visit Album New Years Resolution Tournament, pictures taken by Khay'la Latimer.
Bishop Ford High School Stats
Jill Conroy - 3 OR, 2 DR, 3 S, 21 PTS (4/4 FL)
Aliyah Lewis - 1 DR, 2 A, 1 S, 13 PTS (9/13 FL)
Aliyah Jones - 1 DR, 2 OR, 2 S, 10 PTS (2/6 FL)
Tanasia Blake - 1 DR, 1 OR, 1 B, 5 PTS
Brandi Segars - 7 DR, 1 B, 1 S, 6 PTS (2/2 FL)
Brittany Henry - 1 DR, 2 OR, 1 B
Bretney Prescott - 2 DR, 2 PTS
Giolibeth Perez - 1 DR, 3 PTS (1/1 FL)
Malcolm X Shabazz High School Stats
Nayaliyyah Teague - 5 DR, 4 A, 1 B, 6 PTS (4/5 FL)
DeAshia Jones - 10 DR, 3 OR, 2 B, 3 A, 7 PTS (1/9 FL)
Zaire O'Neil - 5 DR, 6 OR, 2 A, 2 B, 25 PTS (3/7 FL)
Attlliyah Butler - 2 DR, 1 B, 6 PTS (4/4 FL)
Doniyah Clibey - 3 OR, 2 S, 1, B, 23 PTS (5/6 FL)
Acestra Robinson - 2 DR, 1 S
DR = Defensive Rebound
OR = Offensive Rebound
S = Steals
A = Assists
B = Blocked Shots
PTS = Points (total points scored)
FL = Foul Line (amount made, amount taken)