City League playoffs: Obama girls top Westinghouse in semis

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For the first time since the late 1980s, the Westinghouse girls basketball team will not play for a City League title.

And for the first time in its three years as a program, the Obama Eagles will get a chance to play for a championship.

Obama knocked off Westinghouse, 49-44, in the semifinals Monday night at Allderdice. The win put Obama (13-6) into Saturday's title game, and Westinghouse (13-8) saw its string of 26 consecutive City League title game appearances broken. The last time it didn't play in the title game was 1987.

The Obama Eagles had to come back from a 19-point second-half deficit to pull out the win. In the fourth quarter, freshman Michaela Porter led Obama's charge by scoring 10 of her team-high 11 points. Jasmine Myers led Westinghouse with 20.

Other semifinal

■ Allderdice 59, Carrick 40: Allderdice (12-11) earned a championship spot for the fourth consecutive year, beating Carrick (8-10) at Obama. Sierra Fordham poured in 30 for Allderdice. Chardonnay Littlejohn led Carrick with 20.

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