Forest Park vs. Woodward Academy, 5 p.m.
It would not occur fairly often that the 2 finalists come out of the identical league, however that is the case right here the place Woodward Academy and Forest Park are each members of Area 3. Woodward received the Area Championship and Forest Park. completed second. Space members opted to skip a postseason match and determined to ship their high 4 groups to the state playoffs based mostly on the top of the common season.
Woodward Academy swept each video games towards Forest Park this season, successful a good 55-51 sport at Forest Park however administering a 71-46 enhance on February 12.
Woodward Academy (21-1) took 20 straight wins, due to their intimidating defensive type and a well timed rating from Sydney Bowles and Sara Lewis.
Bowles, a 6-foot junior, is a giant prospect who can lead him to a basket or again and loft in a succession of three pointers; she averages 22.8 factors and 9 rebounds. Lewis, a 6-1 junior, averaged 17.7 factors, 4.3 rebounds and three.3 steals. Kai Lanier, daughter of Georgia State coach Rob Lanier, averages 8.0 factors and is a tenacious defenseman.
Forest Park (24-5) received the Class 6A Championship a yr in the past and has a big chunk of returning forged together with 6-foot-4 choice Sania Feagin, Gatorade Participant of the 12 months of the final yr. Feagin averages 19.3 factors, 10.4 rebounds and 4.1 blocks; she signed with South Carolina.
That is hardly a solo present, as Olympia Chaney (11.1 factors, 3.1 assists, 3.1 steals), Jasmine Stevens (9.4 factors, 6.0 rebounds) and Ghylissa Knowles all deliver success. expertise amongst seniors. 5-10-year-old rookie Yasmine Allen averages 7.6 factors and a couple of.3 rebounds
Tri-Cities vs Eagle’s Touchdown, 7:30 p.m.
This one has all of the indicators of a shootout, as each side love to maneuver it and get down onto the courtroom. Eagle’s Touchdown has scored no less than 70 factors within the final three video games and has received its 4 state playoff video games by a median margin of 33.5 factors. Tri-Cities have scored no less than 70 in every of their 4 state playoff video games and are averaging 85 playoff factors; the Bulldogs additionally took out No. 1 ranked St. Pius in a 3rd spherical shootout.
Tri-Cities (23-4) have received 16 straight video games and fielded one of many state’s finest offenses, averaging 86 factors. Their finest participant is Peyton Daniels, a 6-foot-2 guard who signed with Vanderbilt. Daniels was Area 3’s Participant of the 12 months after averaging 23 factors and 5.5 rebounds. He was joined within the All-Areas squad by 6-foot-8 Davorian Rudolph (first staff), Simeon Cottle and Jackson Watson (each second staff) and Davon Cottle (honorable point out).
Eagle’s Touchdown (26-1) brings a 15-game successful streak within the championship sport. Their finest participant is AJ Barnes, Area 4 Participant of the 12 months. Barnes, a 6-foot-5 junior is an excellent shooter, however he is versatile sufficient to deal with the purpose guard. Barnes and David Thomas, a decide from all areas of the primary staff, are a robust double.