Congrats to the Beechcroft Cougars boys basketball team on their first City League Championship in 35 years!

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Coming into Saturday’s Columbus City League Championship at Africentric, Beechcroft and Eastmoor hadn’t met on this stage since 1994. While Eastmoor won the last matchup between the two programs in the City title game, Beechcroft got revenge 24 years later. Using a 30-point second quarter to secure its first City League championship since 1983, Beechcroft held off a furious Eastmoor team late in a 71-66 win in front of a packed house.

With the biggest win of the year under its belt, Beechcroft turns its attention to a promising district tournament that could see the Cougars back at Africentric on March 10. An encouraging tournament draw has Beechcroft in great position to cut down another set of nets on the Nubians home court.

If Beechcroft and Eastmoor are to go all the way, the teams will not have a chance to meet again until the Division II state final.

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