Bears Win South State, Two Teams Big House Bound
The 1A South State Basketball Tournament ended this past Saturday, declaring two of our schools as state playoff eligible. The West Lincoln Bears and Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats made it to the final round of South State.
The girls 1A tournament was held at Bogue Chitto, while the boys 1A tournament was held at West Lincoln. The gymnasiums were full during each night of the tournament, beginning with the first round. A total of 3,144 tickets were purchased by spectators at both tournaments.
Bogue Chitto Lady Bobcats claimed runner-up against Hinds AHS Lady Bulldogs for the championship game. West Lincoln claimed first place, declaring them as South State Champions. The Lady Cats will go on to State Playoffs and face off against the #1 team from North State, H.W. Byers. The game is scheduled to take place Friday, March 1st at 9:00am in the Jackson-Metro Coliseum. The West Lincoln Bears will play the #2 North State team, Biggersville, on March 1st at 2:30pm (See State Playoff Schedule).