The Rattlers and Warriors defeated the victories to return to Lakeland, while the Seminoles and Raiders are now preventing a victory in the last four
FAMU DRS freshman Ameari Logan and Rattler's Girls' Basketball Team celebrate the title of District 1-3A against NFC 59-41 on January 7, 2019. (Photo11: Brian Miller / Democrat)
During a final of Region 1-3A, FAMU DRS came up with a ninth finals in a row, beating Christian 73-67 on Tuesday night against North Florida.
The Rattlers had a 35:19 lead at half-time, but NFC fought a furious rally in the second half behind the pressure defenses of Eagles senior guard Caylan Jones.
Jones scored 19 by 27 in the second half, junior Alexsis Thomas scored 17 of 20 in the second half, and freshman Emma Brice scored three 15-second, three-pointers.
FAMU DRS, however, was able to stay far enough ahead of the win to secure the win and drive back to Lakeland. This happened for the second season in a row at the expense of NFC.
Rattler's senior Ayleshia Vickers scored 19 points while freshman Alexandria Reddick scored 18 points. FAMU DRS also received 11 points from Junior Ashley Reddick and 10 from Freshear Ameari Logan.
FAMU DRS (7-10) will face Canterbury (22-4) next Monday at 18.00. in Lakeland.
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In the third season, Aucilla Christian has risen to the 2A State 2A tournament. The warriors went to Jacksonville and disrupted a 17-3 Impact Christian team with a 25-23 score.
It was not expected that this group would reach the last four after completing two-time all-Big-Bend defender Camryn Grant along with two other senior starters from a 22-6 team.
But Aucilla (12-11) won with the defense. Impact guard Triniti Snead scored 20 of his team's 25 points, but everyone else had problems, including five free throws. The warriors received seven points from senior Ashlyn Rogers and five each from junior Hailey Clark and Anna Lee Trest.
Aucilla will play Florida Prep (20-9) next Monday at 2:00 pm. in a state semi-final at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.
Florida High, Rickards reaches the final of the region
In South Florida, Florida, Florida High dedicated itself to pressure relief from West Florida, leading to a 78-50 win in the 1-5A semi-final on Tuesday night.
Now the Seminoles, who was a second-grade Class 5A two years ago, have a chance to avenge the demons of the past year after they came under pressure and severely injured in the regional final.
The No. 4 Florida High (20-8) will travel to number 3 Jacksonville Raines (28-4) on Friday to earn a place in the final four.
The first-in-command of Seminoles, Tonie Morgan, scored 27 points in just three quarters, while gunner Jordan Rosier scored 20 points and eighth-grader Laniyah Gennie 14 of 16 points in the second half.
The defense of Florida High was held by Khadija Chambless, Jaguar's chief guardsman, only 15 points and nothing during the first quarter of the 21st quarter.
Not far from the road, Rickards (22-8) stood by Godby 45-38 to advance on Friday evening against Bishop Kenny (27-2) to a 1-6A final in the region.
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The Raiders struggled to score next to senior point guard Iyanla Woodfaulk (18 points) and striker Renia Hawkins (16). Rickards # 14-7 second quarter proved to be the difference in the game.
Kiara Byrd, Godby's Chief Guard, led the team by 15 points, while Armarni Williams, Chief Guard, had 10 points. The season of cougars ends at 14-11 clock.
Girls Basketball Playoff Scoreboard:
- Region 1-8A semi-final – Lincoln 72, Niceville 68
- Region 1-6A semi-final – Rickards 45, Godby 38
- Region 1-5A semi-final – Florida High 78, West Florida 51
- Region 1-3A final – FAMU DRS 73, NFC 67
- Region 1-2A final – Aucilla Christian 25, Impact Christian 23