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Big congrats go out to the ladies of Eastmoor Academy. I am a proud graduate of Columbus City Schools and participated in extra-curricular activities. It’s good to see these young ladies make history. Get the rundown and game highlights below.

Via The Columbus Dispatch

By the middle of the third quarter, when the teams were trading baskets at a frenetic pace, the capacity crowd had no clue whether Eastmoor Academy or Centennial would win the City League girls championship.

Everyone, however, knew that history would be made. The Warriors lost in their only appearances in the game in 2004 and ’05, and the Stars had never played for the title.

It took a gritty comeback led by Eastmoor’s trio of stars — Amani Burke, Imani Hill and Mahogany Merritt — to lift the Warriors to a dramatic 44-43 victory yesterday at South High School.

The lead changed hands 17 times. The score was tied three times.

First-year Warriors coach Charity Via, a 1993 Eastmoor graduate, might have been the most elated person on the team.

“I always wanted to play in this game, but we never got here,” she said. “We kept looking at that blank space on the banner. We needed to get a City League championship on that banner that said ’15.

“This is fantastic. City bragging rights are a big, big deal.”

These girls may not run the world, but they run the city this year.

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