The Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats will play for the Region 2-AAA championship at home tonight (Wednesday, February 27).
Oak Ridge (31-2) will play Maryville (30-2). The Lady Wildcats were the District 3 champion, and the Lady Rebels were the District 4 champion.
Oak Ridge advanced to the championship game by beating William Blount 50-29 in a Region 2 quarterfinal game on Friday and defeating Bearden 50-43 in a semifinal game on Monday.
Maryville advanced to the championship game by beating Anderson County 82-59 in a Region 2 quarterfinal game on Friday and defeating Campbell County 60-52 in a semifinal game on Monday.
The championship game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. today at Wildcat Arena at Oak Ridge High School. Both teams will advance to a sectional game on Saturday, which determine who goes to the state tournament in Murfreesboro. The Region 2 champion will play the Region 1 runner-up at home in a sectional game this weekend, and the Region 2 runner-up will travel to play at the Region 1 champion’s school.
Oak Ridge senior Jada Guinn, a Miss Basketball finalist who has signed to play at Tennessee Tech, led the Lady Wildcats with a game-high 21 points in the semifinal game against Bearden on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs beat Oak Ridge in the Region 2 championship game last year.
Sophomore Khamari Mitchell-Steen scored nine points for Oak Ridge against Bearden on Monday, and junior Bri Dunbar added eight.
Bearden junior Jakhyia Davis scored 18 points for the Lady Bulldogs, and sophomore Zneyah McLaughlin and senior Shekinah McLaughlin each added 8.
Guinn also led the Lady Wildcats in the quarterfinal win over William Blount on Friday, scoring 15 points. Mitchell-Steen added 12, and juniors Taliah Davis and Raja Eckles each had eight.
Senior Abbi Joseph was the only Lady Governor in double digits, with 15 points.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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