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Lady Indians advance in state playoffs


The Seminole County Lady Indians basketball team is on fire and headed into the Sweet Sixteen of the Georgia High School Association State Basketball Tournament. The Lady Indians have won five games  in a row including a Region 1A championship win over Terrell County which propelled them into the first round of the state tournament’s as the number one seed from Region 1A.

Tuesday night on their home court in Donalsonville Lady Indians won the first round of the GHSA State Basketball Tournament, defeating the Jenkins County Lady War Eagles 47 to 39. 

“The girls responded well when Jenkins County went up by one point in the fourth quarter. They responded by playing hard, playing together, and made plays to win the game,” said Lady Indians coach Brandon  Ingram.

Lady Indian Teeleyah Hale led all scorers with 18 points. Tytiana Mathis had nine points, Zamya Land had eight points, Taneria Williams had six points, Zikeria King had four points, and Tiara Henry had two points. 

Last Friday, Seminole County defeated Terrell County 43-36 to win the Region 1A championship. In that game Tytiana Mathis led the Lady Indians with 18 points, Teeleyah Hale 17 points, Tiara Henry added four points, and Zykiera King and Zamya Land each contributed two points.

Ingram commented, “In my seven years of being a head girls basketball coach, I have never seen a team come together like this team has. It has been fun and I can’t wait to see what the next round brings.”

With Tuesday’s Jenkins County win the Lady Indians advanced to the state tournament’s second round and will play Central of Talbotton on Saturday, February 26 in Donalsonville. The game tips off at 6:00 pm and ticket prices will be $7.00 for each person

The Lady Indians, coached by Ingram, Shekiera King and Traci Armstrong, include Tytiana Mathis, Zyi’kiera King, Elizabeth Brown, Kumiya Greene, Tiara Henry, Zamya Land, Zariah Martin, Tee’leyah Hale, Ta’Neria Williams, Alexis Kimble, India Roberts, and Gabrielle Hunter.

Boys team also advanced to State

Seminole County boys team also advanced to the state tournament as the third seed from Region 1A; however, their season came to an end falling to Jenkins County in Millen, Georgia  on Wednesday, February 23.

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