Eastern’s Lady Ramblers Play for Championship Sunday

Team Faces Red-Hot Banneker Bulldogs

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On Wednesday, the Eastern High School Lady Ramblers defeated first seeded Model Secondary, going on two win Thursday's semi-final. The Ramblers will pay in the DCSAA State Basketball Championship Sunday, March 3 at Entertainment and Sports Arena (1100 Oak Drive SE). Photo: William Jenkins

Eastern High School’s Lady Ramblers Basketball team is in it to win it. On Sunday, March 3, they’ll play for the DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA) State Basketball Championship.

An all-ages team out of the Capitol Hill high school, the Lady Ramblers dispatched first seed Model Secondary on Wednesday with relative ease, posting a score of 47 to 36, after defeating Washington International 31 to 20 on Tuesday.

The Lady Ramblers secured a place in the championship game by defeating National Collegiate Prep in Thursday’s semi-final game at Georgetown University.

Courtesy DC Inter-Athletic Association (DCIAA).

On Sunday, the ninth-seed Eastern Ramblers will face the second-seeded Banneker Bulldogs. The Ramblers face a team on a roll. Banneker defeated Ballou 64-35 in the quarterfinals and won the semifinal versus KIPP College Prep 52 to 25.

Eastern Athletic Coordinator Torrance J. Hill said that the Ramblers were ready. “We feel confident heading into Sunday’s game against Banneker. We have faced them twice this year so [we’re] familiar with their program,” he said. “[We’re] looking forward to a competitive game from both teams.”

Cheer on the #prideofcapitolhill in the Class A Basketball tournament, held at Entertainment & Sports Arena (1100 Oak Drive SE) this Sunday at noon. You can also watch the games live online.

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