Parish Episcopal’s first-ever win over perennial power Bishop Lynch came at the best possible time.
The Lady Panthers secured a historic TAPPS 6A state championship on Saturday with a 61-56 victory over their district rivals during the title game in West.
Nevaeh Tot led Parish (31-7) with 23 points, while Susanna Scherer added 15. Tot, Scherer, and Nevaeh Parkinson were each named to the all-tournament team.
The Lady Panthers avenged a pair of regular-season losses to Bishop Lynch in the championship game. They did the same against fellow district foe Plano Prestonwood in the semifinals a day earlier, using stellar second-half defense to rally for a 48-45 win.
The Parish boys also qualified for state, but fell 68-64 to eventual runner-up Houston St. Pius X in Friday’s semifinals.