Bearden, Campbell County, Maryville and Oak Ridge make up the semi-final teams for this week’s Region 2 Girls Basketball Tournament being played at Oak Ridge High School and have a combined record of 115 wins and 11 losses. The four teams have remained in every single State Top 10 Associated Press poll the entire season. This is without a doubt the toughest girls region in the Tennessee.
Campbell faces Maryville at 6 pm with Bearden and Oak Ridge in the night cap at 7:30 pm. The winners advance to the championship round with the losing teams’ seasons coming to a close.
TOP PHOTO: Junior Emily Ellison unloads a three-point shot in Friday’s win over Farragut.
Maryville, 29 & 2, is another tough region opponent and should be another four-quarter battle according to Campbell Head Coach Brad Honeycutt. The fifth-year coach said, “They are led by senior post Lindsay Taylor, a Furman signee, and sophomore guard Denae Fritz, who holds an offer from Tennessee Tech.”
CCHS needs all fans on deck for Monday’s game at Oak Ridge
Honeycutt’s scout on the Lady Red Rebels is that they will play 10 players who like to get out and score in transition. The coach adds, “Like many games this time of year, we will have to box out, limit transition points and take care of the ball.”
Without question, it should be a great atmosphere with the top AAA teams in the state on display on Prudden Court.
Coverage of the 28 & 4 Lady Cougars begins at 6 pm over the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network. That’s AM 1450 and FM 100.9 on radio plus the live telecast on 1450wlaf.com. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/25/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S PAT PEBLEY)