City League boys playoffs: Obama moves on to title game

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The Obama Academy boys won the City League regular-season title. The Eagles now are one win away from claiming the league’s postseason championship.

D.J. Porter scored 23 points to help Obama remain unbeaten after a 62-41 triumph against Carrick in a semifinal Wednesday at Brashear.

Obama (22-0), the top seed, advanced to the title game Saturday, when it will play No. 3 Allderdice (18-5).

Calique Jones added 14 points for Obama, which has won all but two of its City League games by double digits.

Porter, the league scoring champion, scored nine points in the second quarter when Obama outscored No. 4 Carrick, 24-8, to take a 38-14 lead.

Rashan Brown paced Carrick (12-12) with 10 points.

Obama’s only other championship appearance came two years ago when it lost to Allderdice in the final.

Obama defeated Allderdice twice, 68-65 and 61-49, in the regular season.

Other game

Allderdice 71, Perry 61: Jim Jackson scored 17 points and Timothy Jackson had 14 in leading Allderdice to a win against No. 2 Perry (11-12) at Obama. Alex Bell (13) and Ramon Creighton (10) also scored in double figures for the Dragons, who outscored Perry by seven in the second half. Devin Lyles led Perry with 22 points. Jaewon Mitchell had 14 points and Norman Taylor chipped in 10 for Perry, the runner-up a year ago. The teams split regular-season meetings.


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