Florida Prep Wins Back-to-Back State Championship With 66-45 Win Over Tallahassee FAMU
By Space Coast Daily // February 28, 2020
Emma Risch named MVP of the title game
FALCONS DEFEAT TALLAHASSEE 66-45
LAKELAND, FLORIDA – The Florida Prep Lady Falcons won their second consecutive FHSAA Class 2A Basketball Championship as they dominated Tallahasse 66-45 on Friday afternoon in Lakeland.
Emma Risch had the hot hand for the Falcons, pumping in 15 points. Paige McDonald scored 12 points and Shamya Joiner tallied 11, while Emani Burkshad pulled down 11 rebounds.
Risch, who was named MVP of the title game, has led the Falcons all season long and caps of a terrific freshman season with the state title win.
The Lady Falcons, led by head coach Emerson Murray, has only three Juniors on the roster and will return everyone to the team next season.
The Falcons finished the 2019-2020 season with a 24-7 record and reeled off 10 straight victories, culminating with their big win for the title.
Florida Prep cruised into the FHSAA Class 2A state championship game on Wednesday after they defeated Boca Raton Grandview Prep 66-37 in a state semifinal contest in Lakeland.
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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Falcons and Cinderella rarely go hand-in-hand, except at Florida Preparatory Academy, where the school’s Lady Falcons basketball team are the protagonists of an amazing Cinderella story in winning the 2018 state championship.
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