Despite an injured right hand, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led Hopewell (24-2) to a 50-34 victory against South Park (22-3) to win the Class AAA title at the Palumbo Center.

Walker-Kimbrough scored 35 points, one more than the entire South Park team,  and plans to keep shooting down the competition.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough of Hopewell puts up a shot against South Park, Walker-Kimbrough scored 35 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had 5 blocked shots to lead the Vikings to a 50-34 win in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game. (Courier Photos/William McBride)

The 5-foot-11 junior guard ranks alongside Gateway’s Destiny Brown, a Baylor recruit, as the top two players in the WPIAL.

“We had one goal: come out with the gold,” Walker-Kimbrough said.  “When I was in 9th grade we lost in the WPIAL championship game.  I never want to experience that again.”

It is her strength and fortitude to push beyond limitations that allows Walker-Kimbrough to maximize her potential.

Hopewell can win a state championship and Walker-Kimbrough is willing to put her John Hancock on it.

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