WSN girls basketball advances to area championship game
Published 6:11 pm Tuesday, February 3, 2015
From staff reports
The W.S. Neal Lady Eagles basketball team kept their season alive Monday night in Mobile as they downed Satsuma 47-38 in the semifinals of the class 4A area 1 girls basketball tournament.
With the win, WSN advanced to the area tournament championship game that will be played Wednesday night in Mobile at UMS-Wright. UMS-Wright has defeated WSN twice already this season.
Also with the win, WSN will now advance to the sub-regionals of the state playoffs. With a win Wednesday, WSN will host the sub-regional round of the playoffs, but with a loss, they would travel to the area 3 champion. Area 3 consists of Monroe County, Clarke County, Thomasville and Southside-Selma. Clarke County won the regular season area championship and was the tournament host for games.
In the game Monday, KeKe Floyd led WSN with 20 points while MeMe Lawson added 11 points. Floyd finished with a double-double as she added 10 rebounds in the win.
Satsuma led WSN 12-8 after one quarter and 23-21 at the half following after the Lady Eagles outscored Satsuma 13-11 in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Satsuma doubled up the Lady Gators 14-7 to take a 35-30 lead heading into the fourth.
In the fourth, WSN ended the game on a 12-8 run to get the win by nine points.
WSN improved to 9-15 overall this season with the win.
WSN’s boys will play in their area tournament championship game Thursday night against Satsuma or UMS-Wright. Satsuma and UMS-Wright were scheduled to play Tuesday night in East Brewton.
TRM’s girls and boys will play in their area tournament championship games Saturday against the winner of the Opp/Hillcrest games. Opp and Hillcrest will play Thursday in Brewton.