Bishop England girls win Class AA state basketball title
They hugged and cried, cheered and chanted "101."
The Bishop England girls won their first state championship with a 43-41 victory over Columbia today in front of about 6,000 fans at the Colonial Life Arena.
And the Bishops won the school's 101st state championship the hard way. Their average margin of victory was 38 points entering the game, but the Bishops fell behind by 10 points in the first half and didn't lead in the game until Michele Boykin scored with 1:08 left in the game to give the Bishops a 42-41 lead.
The 101st state championship came 49 years and one day after the Bishops won their first state title in High School League play. The Bishops boys basketball team topped Chapman, 49-42, on March 2, 1963 to win the Class AA title and cap a 23-1 season.
The rest is a lot of history for the school.