Sidwell Friends girls basketball remains undefeated, winning the Girls Basketball Invitational

First place Quakers continued their season unbeaten (11-0), winning 60-55 over DeSoto High School #2 from Texas. Junior Jadyn Donovan scored the highest 25 points in the final.

The Sidwell Friends School girls’ basketball team could add another championship to their collection after winning the 2022 Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday night.

Ranked as the top team in the nation, Quakers continued the season undefeated (11-0), winning 60-55 over DeSoto High School #2 from Texas. Junior Jadyn Donovan scored the top 25 in the final to keep his ranking intact.

Sidwell Friends’ success in the tournament was exceptional, considering the competitors’ participation. The Girls Basketball Invitational brings together four of the nation’s top elite high school programs – Sidwell Friends, DeSoto, Hopkins High School in Minnesota and Grandview High School in Colorado – to compete in front of a nationwide audience.



Donovan, considered the 10th-ranked junior in the country, told ESPN that the tough win in the final provided a good feeling as the team recovered from a less than stellar performance before halftime.

“Honestly, I’m just proud we got through it,” she said.

Team head coach Tamika Dudley added to the celebration, saying she has no words for what she is feeling. Still, she appreciates the team’s support here in the County hundreds of miles away.

“Our path has not been easy” Dudley wrote. “To beat the amazingly talented #3 team on their home turf. Then go back and play #2…”

In the first game of the two-day referral program, protect points and UCLA Hiring Kiki Rice scored 21 points to help Sidwell Friends get a 67-55 victory over Hopkins. Four players completed the double in the Quakers win.

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