Culver City Middle School and Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) entertained the crowd at Staples Center on Wednesday March 15 in the Division 1 Girls Basketball Championship. Both undefeated teams played tenacious defense and hustled to all four corners of the Clippers basketball court to fight for baskets. Neither team lead by more than 5 points throughout the game. With the score 23 to 21 in favor of LACES, Culver City had the ball with a few seconds remaining. As hard as the Panthers worked to get a tying or game winning basket, the Unicorns were equally determined to prevent it. In the end, defense prevailed and LACES won its first FIYA championship. Congratulations to both teams on an excellent season.