Horizon, the San Diego Section Division V champion in 2011, faced defending champion Tri-City Christian in a matchup that wasn’t much of a championship matchup.
The top-seeded Panthers clinched their second title in three years with a 61-13 victory Saturday in the girls basketball finals at Viejas Arena.
And Horizon (23-7) did all that without scoring a single point in the fourth quarter, which was played with a running clock.
“This is a championship game and we worked really hard to get here, so we aren’t about to show anyone mercy,” Horizon freshman DiJonai Carrington said after a 20-point, 10-rebound performance. “We knew we had to set the tone so that they knew they had no chance.
“Put your foot on their throat from the first second and put them away.”
The 13 points by Tri-City Christian (22-6) was the lowest total in a section championship game, eclipsing the mark set in 2000 by Coronado in a 48-20 loss to Bishop’s.
Horizon led 23-1 after one quarter and 45-3 at halftime.