Lady Warriors Win! Play Deerfield-Windsor for State Title Tonight!
The Lady Warriors, playing in their first Final Four since 2008, emerged victorious Friday night in Americus over John Milledge Academy by a final score of 58-51.
Brookwood jumped out to a 12-4 early lead, highlighted by made 3-pointers from Rayne Deese, Erin Lewis, and Mollie Vick. The Lady Trojans had a 6-0 run of their own to end the 1st Quarter with Brookwood up 12-10. A back-and-forth 2nd Quarter was tied with less than thirty seconds to go until halftime when Holland Walker scored two big baskets. First she finished a driving layup and then scored again off a full-court press steal by Erin Lewis. The 4-0 spurt put Brookwood ahead 27-23 at Halftime.
Jordan Burns swished a corner 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in the 3rd Quarter to put Brookwood ahead five, 39-34, going into the final frame. Tied at 42 with just under six minutes left in the game, Christy James finished a tough drive to the rim with contact and sank the and-one free throw to put the Lady Warriors ahead for good. Clinging to a one point lead with three and a half minutes left, James drove past her defender again to put Brookwood up three, 50-47.
James continued to prove to be everywhere. After Holland Walker made 1 of 2 free throws to put the Lady Warriors up 2, James got a steal on the JMA defensive rebound and scored it to go up four, 53-49, with just over two minutes to play. Mollie Vick made 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch to ice it, including two in a row to go up 56-49.
The win puts the Lady Warriors in their first State Championship game since 2007 and their first ever in the AAA classification. The Lady Warriors will see a familiar foe tonight for the state title, the Deerfield-Windsor Lady Knights. The Region rivals have already met three times this season and get to play once more for all the marbles. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. in Americus at Georgia Southwestern State University.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.