Essence Carson Pioneers were standout in the girls division of the 2015 Unlimited Showdown. Led by combo guard Nasira Williams, the Pioneers beat their opponents by an average of 22 points and were undefeated in the tournament.
Williams was strong defensively and offensively, finishing well at the basket and controlling the tempo of the game. Overall, the Pioneers were a solid, well coached team. Power Forward Azatah Lawrence and her sister Kendra Lawrence had a strong tournament showing for Essence Carson Pioneers as well as shooting guard Jailyn Lucas.
The SWS Panthers were also solid competitors in the 2015 Unlimited Showdown. They shot well from the perimeter, which afforded them a close 3-point win over the CPN Lady Scorpions and a 20-point victory over Philly Pride in pool play.
Unfortunately, they lacked the size and athleticism needed to compete with the Pioneers in the championship game. Final score 21-40, Essence Carson Pioneers.
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