Lady Eagles in title, 3 fall

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

The East Marion Lady Eagles were the only team out of four in action to get a victory Thursday night.

The Lady Eagles will play in the Region 8-2A championship Friday night at 7 against North Forrest after beating St. Patrick 41-28 in the semifinals tonight.

The East Marion boys and both Columbia teams lost and will instead play in consolation games Friday.

The Eagles lost to North Forrest 64-56, the Lady Wildcats lost to Jeff Davis County 68-54 and the Wildcats were defeated by Tylertown 70-51.

Both Columbia teams were within striking distance in the fourth quarter but couldn’t seal the deal. Jasmine Sheppard led the Lady Wildcats with 26 points, while Josh Brown had a breakout game for the Wildcats with 20 points and four 3-pointers.

Pictured Above: Columbia’s Josh Brown shoots a free throw in the fourth quarter against Tylertown Thursday night.