Road to Final Final continues for Lady Tigers and Lady Eagles

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 13, 2015

Straughn's Brentley Armstrong goes up for a jumper.

Straughn’s Brentley Armstrong goes up for a jumper.

The class 1A Pleasant Home Lady Eagles (19-8) and the Straughn Lady Tigers will continue to chase their dreams of a state title this weekend at the AHSAA South Regional in Dothan.


The Lady Eagles earned their spot in the regional playoffs with a 61-40 victory over McIntosh for the sub-regional championship. The Lady Eagles will face Georgiana in the first round of the regional tournament tonight at 6 p.m.


The Lady Eagles have faced Georgiana once this season already. The Lady Eagles came away with a 51-30 victory in that game.


The Lady Eagles are led by starters Cassidy Godwin, Jade Self, Johnnie Forehand, Anna Bulger and eighth grade sensation River Baldwin. Samantha Stamnes and Camille Holley provide crucial minutes off the bench. The Lady Eagles can switch in Stamnes or Holley without losing anything from the starting rotation.


If the Lady Eagles can get past Georgiana they would likely match up with the top-ranked Brantley Lady Bulldogs for the fifth time this season. The Lady Bulldogs have won the previous four contests.


In class 4A, the Straughn Lady Tigers (26-6) will be faced with a tough challenge in the first round of the South Regional.


The No. 6-ranked Lady Tigers will be put to a test when the face off with the No. 3-ranked UMS-Wright Lady Bulldogs (22-9).  The Lady Tigers and Lady Bulldogs will tip-off at 12 p.m. on Saturday.


The Lady Tigers and Lady Bulldogs have met once the season, with the Lady Bulldogs winning 36-23. Since the loss to the Lady Bulldogs, they Lady Tigers have won 10 out of 11 games.


Senior starters Jacie Williamson, Katelyn Kinsaul, Janelle Nurse, Paige Taylor and Emily Wood will lead the Lady Tigers into battle. Brentley Armstrong and Harley Adcock are extremely important players off the bench for the Lady Tigers.