Lady Rams Add More Rings to Their Fingers
Sojourner’s Truth Staff
Rogers High School Lady
Rams accepted championship rings for the second year in a
row this month in a celebration at the school that also
featured a special honor for Head Coach Lamar Smith. Mayor
Wade Kapszukiewicz announced that the Rogers street will be
temporarily named Lamar Smith Drive.
“You can’t tell me you’re
not a legend now,” shouted Zia Cooke from her seat in the
front row. Cooke, a national player of the year finalist,
the Ohio state Division II player of the year and a
McDonald’s All-American, led the Lady Rams to their second
title in a row, the first Toledo basketball team, boys or
girls, to achieve that feat.
In the Final Four, Cooke
had 37 points in the semifinal game against Sheridan, to go
with 13 rebounds. She added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the
championship game against No. 1 ranked Dayton Carroll.
All-Ohio guard Madison Royal Davis led the team in the
championship game with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven
assists. Senior center Tanaziah Hines added eight points,
seven rebounds and six blocked shots against Carroll.