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.

To see the final buzzer sound and the girls celebrate on the court, click here!

Tonight's State Championship game can be watched on Livestream here.
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.