Dunbar, Patterson haul home three state championships

Written by on March 14, 2012 in High Schools - No comments

Southeast Baltimore went three for three in high school basketball state championship action over the weekend.

In Class 1A, Dunbar High School’s Lady Poets won their second straight state championship, beating Western Tech of Baltimore County by a score of 50-42. The win was Dunbar girls’ sixth all-time state championship.
Dunbar boys, meanwhile, won its Class 1A championship, 60-36 over New Town. It was the Poets’ third championship in a row, and the 14th state title overall for the boys’ team.

Southeast Baltimore high schools dominated the Maryland State basketball tournament last week. Dunbar’s girls team brought home its second state title in a row; Dunbar’s boys team brought home their third in a row and 14th all-time, and Patterson won its first-ever state basketball championship. Photos by Jason Butt

In 3A play, Patterson High School won the state title 86-75 over Thomas Stone of Charles County. The victory, played out at the Comcast Center, sent the Clippers home victorious from the same arena where they had lost last year’s championship game. That win marked Patterson’s first state championship.

Outside Southeast, but still in the city limits, Lake Clifton High School clinched the Class 2A state title when the Lakers beat out Largo, 70-64.

The teams’ victories are “building on Baltimore’s great tradition of public high school basketball,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, a Western grad. “I look forward to welcoming the Lakers, Clippers, Poets, and Lady Poets to City Hall to celebrate their accomplishments.”

by Mary Helen Sprecher

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