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Lady Tigers and Lady Eagles Advance to State as 1 and 2 Seeds from Regional

The Acorn and Cossatot River girls teams were familiar with one another when they met for the fifth time this season in the finals of the 2A South Regional Tournament at Fordyce Saturday night. The Lady Tigers won for the fourth time between the two rivals this season 59-52 to claim the top seed from the South Regional in this week’s state tournament at Quitman High School.

The Lady Tigers led 15-11 after the opening quarter and by two points at 25-23 at the half. Acorn’s girls led 45-43 at the end of three quarters and outscored the Lady Eagles 14-9 in the fourth quarter to secure the seven point victory.

Acorn’s girls will take a 31-4 record into the State Tournament this week at Quitman. The Lady Tigers will meet Riverside Tuesday at 4:00.

Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles will take a 24-12 record into the state tournament where they will meet Earle on Thursday at 4:00.

Acorn’s girls advanced to Saturday’s finals with a 60-36 victory over Lafayette County on Wednesday and a 54-52 semifinal win over Murfreesboro on Friday.

Cossatot River’s girls advanced to Saturday’s finals with a 60-16 win over Camden Harmony Grove on Thursday and a 55-52 overtime victory over Fordyce in Friday’s semifinals.

The Acorn senior boys saw their season come to an end in the opening round of the Regional tournament on Thursday. The Tigers were defeated by the Fordyce boys 85-69. The Acorn boys finished with a 22-10 record this season.

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