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Lady Warriors To Play for 5A Championship

Written By:

McLean Leech, Athletic Reporter/High School Journalism Team

UPDATE #3: The Lady Warriors basketball team will play Jonesboro for the 5A state title at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Hot Springs Convention Center in the Bank of the Ozarks Arena, formerly known as the Summit Arena. The Warriors advanced to the championship game by defeating Greenwood 85-56 in the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon, bringing their overall record to 28-2. This is the second time the Lady Warriors have reached the title match; they lost to Greenwood by one point (42-41) in the 2010 5A State Championship. Friday's game will not be broadcast on Warriorvision, but will be televised on AETN.

UPDATE #2: The Lady Warriors basketball team defeated top-ranked Nettleton 64-60 in a battle to the finish on Thursday night in the second round of the state tournament, bringing their overall record to 27-2. They will take on the third-seeded Greenwood Bulldogs in the semi-finals at noon on Saturday at Lake Hamilton High School near Hot Springs. Little Rock Christian has defeated Greenwood twice this year, both in conference play. The game will be broadcast on Warriorvision, but fans are encouraged to travel to Lake Hamilton to cheer on the Lady Warriors in person.

UPDATE #1: The number two-seeded Lady Warriors beat Sylvan Hills 70-28 in the first round of the state basketball tournament Wednesday and will take on top-seeded Nettleton in round two at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The tournament is being hosted by Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, near Hot Springs. Thursday's game will be broadcast on Warriorvision.

The Lady Warriors basketball team will take on third-seeded Sylvan Hills in the first round of the state basketball playoffs on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy. Led by Seniors Reagan Bradley and Amber Brown, the number two-seeded Lady Warriors are Central Conference co-champions and are coming off a 69-35 win over the Russellville Cyclones, holding onto an overall record of 25-2 record, 13-1 in conference play. All Warrior games played in the early rounds will be broadcast on Warrior Vision. If the team makes it to the championship match, the game will only be available through AETN due exclusive broadcast rights. Below, Reagan Bradley, a senior who recently signed to play collegiate basketball with SMU, drives through traffic to get to the basket against Greenwood earlier in the season.