For the second straight year, the Kosciusko Lady Whippet basketball team will play for the Region 4-4A Tournament Championship.
The team defeated top-seeded Louisville 59-41 Thursday night in the tournament semifinals.
“It’s probably the best game they [Lady Whippets] have played all season, ” said Head Coach Eleazeraus Greenleaf.
Feria Mays led the way once again for the Whippets with 27-points (7/12) and 11/12 shooting from the free throw line. In two tournament games, Mays has a total of 56-points.
The win guarantees at least one home game for the team when playoffs begin next week.
“I told them before the game there’s a big difference in playing at home on Monday and going up there close to Memphis playing on the road. They said they were ready to play and they wanted to play at home. They came out and did just that,” said Greenleaf.
Also for the second straight year, the Lady Whippets will face Leake Central in the Tournament Championship.
The Lady Gators won their semifinal game 78-68 over Houston Thursday night.
Leake Central went 2-0 against Kosciusko in the regular season, but Greenleaf says his team has been a different team in tournament play.
“They are ready. They have assured me they are ready. They want to be two-time defending district champs.”
The Tournament Championship game is set for tonight at 7:00 pm.
Region 4-4A Tournament Schedule:
- Girls Consolation Game: Houston vs Lousiville, 4:00 pm
- Boys Consolation Game: Caledonia vs Lousiville, 5:30 pm
- Girls Championship Game: Leake Central vs Kosicusko, 7:00 pm
- Boys Championship Game: Noxubee County vs Leake Central, 8:30 pm
*All games will be played Friday, Feb. 17 at Kosciusko High School