On a 25-0 roll entering the region finals, the Lady Knights seemed destined for a date in the state championship final four. However, a subpar first half against Cosby and a meeting with Eastern Region juggernaut Princess Anne brought the magical season to an end.
A stunned Knight team found few answers on either end of the court in falling to the defending champion Cavaliers 57-42. For the first time all season, the Knights found a match for their team’s quickness. The Cavs also displayed a deft shooting touch throughout the contest, which was played at William and Mary Hall.
The game’s wildcard was 6-foot-3-inch junior Elizabeth Williams. Considered the nation’s top recruit in the class of 2011, Williams scored at will on a variety of post moves, rebounded the basketball, and completely stymied any Dale effort to penetrate the lane. She finished the game with a triple-double, scoring 18, taking down 17 boards, and blocking an astounding 11 shots.
Knight junior Ka’lia Johnson was held to just five points on 2-13 shooting. She did, however, continue to rebound and defend, pulling down 15 boards and recording four steals. The only semblance of offense came from Alyssa Frye, who scored 17 points, including 4-7 shooting from beyond the arc.
Kevin Coffey’s team ended the season with a 25-2 record, including an undefeated season in the Central District.