Karisma Boykin wasn’t asked to score. She wasn’t asked to rebound or dish out assists either. Carrollton’s senior court general was given only one task: defend.
Rising to the challenge, Boykin held Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe’s leading scorer Kayla Weaver to only two second-half points en route to Carrollton’s 51-31 victory for the GHSA Class AAA girls state title at the Macon Coliseum.
"When Coach (Shon Thomaston) assigned me to guard Weaver, I took it personally," Boykin said. "This was my last game and I knew I had to leave everything on the court. I didn’t even worry about playing help defense or anything. I just wanted to slow down Weaver."
After losing to LFO by six points in the championship game of the region 6-AAA Tournament, Carrollton made sure they made the needed adjustments to come out of Saturday’s game victorious. Despite trailing at the half, Carrollton used an 11-0 third quarter run to put the game out of reach.