Neelyville Lady Tigers Win District Title
The #1 Neelyville Lady Tigers (20-6) took on the Hayti Lady Indians in the class 2 district 1 tournament championship. The game was back and forth in the 1st, ending the quarter all tied up. The Lady Tigers would build a small lead in the 2nd, leading 35-27 at the half. The Lady Indians wouldn't go away without a fight, Amyia Johnson would bank in a half court shot to cut the lead to 54-53 after 3. The Lady Tigers would score 20 of the games final 26 points to pull away late for the 81-64 victory. The Lady Tigers were led by senior Lexi Liau with 22 point (8 in the 4th). Other Lady Tigers scoring; Payton Reinbott 17pts (11 in the 4th), Makenzie Davis 16pts, and Bailey Mc 13pts.
After losing to Thayer in the district championship a year ago, the Tigers are back in the state playoffs for the 14th time. Congratulations to coach Hale and the Lady Tigers and good luck moving forward.
photo credits Kim Dollins