The Jean Ribault High School Lady Trojans basketball team was victorious in the 2016 national championship bringing home the gold to a packed airport ready to greet them.
The team dominated Riverdale (Maryland) Baptist 75-49 in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Basketball Championship last weekend in Madison Square Garden.
The team arrived at JAX late Saturday night to a crowd of supporters holding signs. “This gives Jacksonville a look at what’s really going on the Northside and how we support our children, what our youth are doing, what our positive youth are doing because there is so much put on the negative,” said Charletta Brown, a Ribault graduate. “Let’s do this, let’s push it, push it, push it, promote it because this what we are, this is what Northside is all about.”
This was the Lady Trojans’ first national championship win. Riverdale was hoping to bring home its third national title with this game.