Nova, Dillard girls basketball teams still cream of the BCAA crop

Sun Sentinel

Broward County girls basketball fans have seen this movie before. A Broward County Athletic Association Big 8 championship game featuring Nova and Dillard? That's pretty much par for the course. 

Over the course of the past five years, the two have emerged as Broward's powerhouse programs. Dillard is currently looking to win a fourth straight state championship. And Nova has made a pair of state tournament appearances while advancing to seven consecutive Big 8 championship games. 

In Friday night's Big 8 semifinals, the two proved--again--that when it comes to BCAA basketball, few can keep pace with the Titans and Panthers. 

The two teams won their respective semifinals in dominating fashion with Nova earning a 68-39 win over Douglas and Dillard blowing out Coconut Creek, 72-25.

Afterwards, top players for both teams talked about the opportunity of facing off again for the county championship. 

"It's always a great feeling to play Dillard because you know their reputation. You know it'll be a big crowd. We're just very enthusiastic," said Nova's Bernadette Devaney

"Coming back to the championship game means a lot to us," said Dillard's Kayla Wright. "We lost to Nova last year, so we're really taking it personally this year."

While only one will walk away with the Big 8 title, the consensus is the fans who make their way to South Plantation on Saturday night could be in for a treat--especially if both played the way they did in Friday's semifinals. 

"When we meet, fans know they're going to get a show. They're going to get their money's worth," Wright said. 

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