Lady Indians Fall to St. Pius

The Stephens County Lady Indian basketball team will return to the court tonight to play for third place after losing in the region semi-finals.

Last night in Watkinsville, Stephens County fell to St. Pius, 52-41 in a Region 8-AAAA girls’ semi-final game.

The two teams traded the lead throughout the first two quarters. Tied at 22 at the half, the back and forth affair continued late into the third. However, St. Pius used strong interior play to slowly pull away for the win.

Kate McBride led three Lady Golden Lions in double figures with 17 points. Wylie Sheridan and Lindsay Broadway each added 11 points for St. Pius.

Stephens County was led by Na Na Eades, who scored 17 points. Renajah Verdell added 12 points for the Lady Indians.

With the loss, Stephens County falls to 20-6 on the season and will play Madison County for third place in the region. Madison County lost in the other girls’ semi-final to Oconee County, 40-31.

St. Pius moves to 19-7 with the win and will play Oconee County for the region title.

The Stephens County-Madison County game will tip off at 4 p.m. at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville. Air time for the game will be 3:45 p.m. on WNEG and