Lafayette girls cruise past Cleveland Central, win Region championship

Published 4:14 pm Saturday, February 12, 2022

The Lafayette High School girls basketball team defeated Cleveland Central 55-40 on Friday to win the MHSAA Class 5A Region 2 championship.

The Commodores were led by star guard Mariah Reed-Jones, who scored a game-high 21 points. Sh-Brya Pettis also scored in double figures for Lafayette, recording 14 points in the win.

Reed-Jones was named Region 2-5A MVP following the conclusion of the tournament, while Karizma Norphlet, Deundria Shaw and Harmony Jackson made the All-Region team. Pettis was voted Honorable Mention All-Region.

Head coach Shane Linzy’s squad will get a bye in the first round of the state playoffs before facing the winner of Forest Hill and Canton at home on Feb. 18.