LAKELAND, Fl. - WTXL — In class 2A you’d be hard pressed to find a program with more success in recent years than the FAMU DR-S girls basketball team. Baby Lady Rattlers taking on Miami Christian earlier today in their second consecutive FHSAA state championship.
Baby Lady Rattlers fell behind quickly in this contest as the Victors jumped out to a 41-25 halftime lead.
FAMU however were not about to go out without a fight as they clawed their way back into the game and even cut the deficit to just three with 4 minutes left in the game.
Miami Christian however took advantage of having no-shot clock to deal with as they would eventually run out the clock and claim their first state title in school history.
Baby Rattlers will come back to Tallahassee with another state runner-up finish but it doesn’t take away from their incredible comeback and season they had.
“I told them at halftime, and then I knew they felt like we can;t just come out here like this. I knew they knew they had to come back and dig deep and play," said FAMU DR-S head girls basketball coach Ericka Cromartie. "They did it, we just didn’t capitalize at the end but for the most part they were there, from the second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter we were there. It was just the first quarter that was too big of a deficit.”