AAAA Girls: Columbia 49, Jonesboro 44

AAAA Girls: Columbia 49, Jonesboro 44

For the first 30 minutes of the second Class AAAA semi-final, it looked like Jonesboro was headed for the final. But high school games are 32 minutes.

Miah Spencer’s three-pointer with just under 2 minutes left in regulation gave Columbia it’s first lead of the game, 39-38, and the Eagles hung on to advance to the finals with a 49-44 win.

Columbia trailed by 14 at the half, 27-13. Eagle head coach Chantay Frost adjusted her team’s attitude with some blunt words at halftime.

“We didn’t follow the game plan at all in the first half,” Frost said. “We didn’t take care of the ball. We didn’t rebound and play defense. We told them it was time to dig down deep and they did.”

Yaktavia Hickson, who had 12 points in the fourth quarter, led the way for the Eagles with 18, while Spencer added 16. Raven Wynn led Jonesboro with 18. Briana Benson added 14.

3 comments Add your comment

SWD Lady Panther

March 2nd, 2013
10:47 pm

Way to fight your way into the big dance. The sign of a good team is one that never gives up. The sign of a good coach is one that never let you! Proud of you all!

sd82

March 3rd, 2013
12:19 pm

GREAT VICTORY LADY EAGLES!!!! YOU ARE TRUE CHAMPS AT HEART! MIAH YOUR LEADERSHIP WILLED YOUR TEAM TO VICTORY AND MS. HICKSON YOU STEPPED UP BIG TIME BY PLAYING DISCIPLINED AND KEEPING YOUR COOL DESPITE BEING IN FOUL TROUBLE TO BE AN OFFENSIVE SPARK FOR YOUR TEAM! ONE MORE!…. WE BLEED ORANGE AND BLUE, FEAR THE EAGLE…LADY EAGLE BASKETBALL!

Snakedaddy

March 5th, 2013
6:14 pm

Columbia will win a hard fighting contest with Sandy Creek. They are destined for greatness this year and will be victorius. Mark it down and put this one in the hat. Fried Fish, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and all types of goodies will be consumed at Columbia High School as they bring home the bacon