The Stephens County Lady Indians’ basketball season comes to a close with a loss in the first round of the state playoffs.
The Lady Indians fell to LaGrange on the road in a first-round game Tuesday 67-57.
Stephens County found itself down by double digits numerous times in the second and third quarters, but fought back to within three points during the second half before LaGrange pulled away at the end.
Charity Major led the Lady Indians with 16 points, while Keocia Walker had 14 points and Lexie Cash added nine points.
LaGrange’s Brittany Tatum led all scorers with 26 points, while KaBrenna (KaBREEna) Smith added 14 points and Steara Mitchell scored 12 points.
The Lady Indians finish the season with a record of 12-17. LaGrange, the second seed out of 5-AAAA, will move on to the second round to face either Columbia or Pickens County.
In other games involving 8-AAAA teams, Chestatee defeated Columbus 48-37, Sandy Creek defeated Madison County, 50-25, and Eastside lost to Fayette County 70-34.
Meanwhile, the Stephens County Indian boys will begin play in the first round of the state’s AAAA basketball tournament tonight.
The Indians are on the road against Fayette County, the second seed out of Region 5-AAAA.
Tip-off tonight from Fayette County is set for 6 p.m. Airtime on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com is set for 5:45 p.m.
In other boys’ first-round games involving teams from Region 8-AAAA, region champ Johnson hosts Shaw, Eastside hosts Alexander, and Madison County visits LaGrange.