MS Basketball: Top girls seeds advance to finalsFrom STAFF REPORTS
Top girls seeds Madras and Smokey Road advanced to tonight's championship game of the Coweta County Middle School Athletic League's annual basketball tournament following semifinal victories on Wednesday at Evans.
The No. 1 Madras Lady Eagles remained unbeaten with a convincing 31-19 win over No. 4 Lee (6-6). After earning a first-round bye after capturing the regular-season title, Madras received seven points from both Kara Groover and Charla Echols to advance.
Both leagues will crown champions tonight, starting with the girls final at Evans Middle at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by the boys game.
Thursday's late boys semifinals featured top seeds Evans and Smokey Road attempting to advance against a pair of underdogs. Unbeaten Evans (10-0) faced Arnall's boys, who opened the tournament with a 47-37 victory over Lee.
Second seed Smokey Road, meanwhile, faced No. 6 East Coweta, whose boys upset Madras 36-29 in the opening round.
WEDNESDAY'S Girls Semifinals:
No. 2 Smokey Road 22, No. 3 Arnall 20: Anadia Fuller scored a game-high nine points for Arnall, which finished its season at 6-6.
No. 1 Madras 31, No. 4 Lee 19: Lindsay Warren led Lee (6-6) with eight points.
TUESDAY'S Boys First Round:
No. 4 Arnall 47, No. 5 Lee 37: The Knights (5-6) advanced behind a game-high 23 points from Stephen Peterson to go with 11 from teammate Justin Seitz. Lee (3-8) was led by Chris Reid's seven-points.
No. 6 East Coweta 36, No. 3 Madras 29: The Indians (3-8) toppled the Eagles while led by a 14-point performance by Antonio Pollack. Madras, which was led by Spencer Weller's 17 points, finished its season at 4-7.
MONDAY's Girls First Round:
No. 4 Lee 18, No. 5 Evans 16: In a defensive showdown, Katie Morgenroth's eight points led the way for the Timberwolves. Tymya Watson finished with a team-high seven points for Evans, which wrapped up its season at 3-8.
No. 3 Arnall 31, No. 6 East Coweta 21: The Lady Knights (6-5) advanced behind eight points from Chasidhe Godfrey. East Coweta was led by Cayla McLeod's nine points.