Lady Raiders fall to Brookwood in region tournament

Published 2:19 am Friday, February 14, 2020

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AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Lady Raider Basketball Team (SA) came into the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region 3-AAA Tournament poised and ready to try to win the Region 3-AAA Championship. However, the Lady Warriors of Brookwood (BS) had other ideas.        Unfortunately for SA (16-7), they were unable to duplicate what they had done back on Tuesday, February 4, when they scored a 39-23 victory against BS. This time around, the Lady Warriors defeated SA by the score of 47-36 in the first round of the tournament on Thursday, February 13, at the Storm Dome on the GSW campus.

Southland Academy junior guard Reese Roland goes up to shoot against Brookwood. Roland scored five points in the Lady Raiders’ loss.
Photo by Sheri Bass

SA junior forward Holly McCain led the Lady Raiders in scoring with 14 points and junior guard Maddie Crisp scored eight. Freshman guard Riley Mitchell scored seven points, junior guard Reese Roland scored five and freshman guard Morgan Weaver chipped in two points to round out the SA scoring.

The Lady Raiders will play in the third-place game against Tiftarea Academy Friday afternoon, February 14, at 4 p.m. Regardless of the outcome of that game, SA has clinched a berth in the GISA Class AAA State Playoffs.