City Series girls basketball championship
Kenmore (15-4, 12-0) vs. Firestone (13-7, 10-2)
When: 7 tonight.
Where: Buchtel High School.
Coaches: Audley McGill of Firestone and Yontami Jones of Kenmore.
Notebook: The Cardinals defeated the Falcons twice in the regular season and won the regular-season percentage title. Kenmore won the first meeting at Firestone 56-46 on Nov. 29 and the second meeting at home 72-52 at home on Jan. 10. Expect to see Kenmore start senior Porshae Hearn, freshman Sarah Taylor and junior Shannon Hall at guard, with sophomore Casey McCormick and senior Brandi Good at forward. Sophomores Whiauanna Jeffries and Marshae Smith are key reserves for the Cardinals. Firestone coach Audley McGill returned to the sideline for the Falcons’ last game against GlenOak after missing three games with pneumonia. Assistant Reggie Floyd filled the role of interim coach while McGill rested. Expect to see Firestone start seniors Imani Scott, Brea Forney and Brooke Morgan at guard, with senior Mishae Roper and sophomore Darian Carter at forward. The Falcons’ top two reserves are junior Yolanda Sims and sophomore Janelle Perry.
— Michael Beaven