Originally Published: Jan 23, 2010 9:28 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Reporter
JENKS, Oklahoma –The Jenks Lady Trojans toppled Union, 45-27 Saturday night to win the championship of their own tournament. Players smiled as they posed with the championship trophy after beating their cross-town rivals.
Jessica Washington scored a game-high 14 points to lead Jenks past the Lady Redskins. The freshman has emerged as the go-to option for the Lady Trojans on offense. She has scored 30 points in her last two games. She was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Defense controlled the pace of the game early on. Both teams started slow from the field. Jenks and Union combined for just four baskets in the first quarter.
Washington got some help on the offensive end in the second half. Julia Dittus chipped in nine points for Jenks, helping to stretch the Lady Trojans’ lead to double digits in the third quarter.
Jenks outscored its opponents 138-114 in the Jenks/Union 2010 Invitational.
Union’s leading scorer was Larrielle Giles. The 6-foot junior scores 10 points for the Lady Redskins. Union stomped Stillwater and East Central to get to the title game, but couldn’t find a way to slow down Washington in the late stages.
Jenks barely took down Sapulpa in the first round of the Thursday night, escaping with a 58-57. The Lady Trojans survived another close game Friday night against the Booker T. Washington Lady Hornets. Washington’s game-high 16 points, and some clutch defense in the final minute, put Jenks in the championship round against the Lady Redskins.
Jenks will host Sequoyah-Tahlequah on Tuesday, January 26th. Union will host Bishop McGuinness.