A heartbreaking 35-29 loss has ended the Lady Spartans’ run for a title.
The girls fell to Robert Toombs Christian Academy in the first round of the GISA AA state playoffs, where they battled to the end on their home court last week, finishing the season with a 15-10 record.
“We played as good on defense for three quarters as we have throughout the season, but were not able to get the job done consistently on the offensive end of the court, said head coach Daniel Hannah, adding that he and assistant coach Jamie Montgomery are proud of this team and the effort they have put in. He also noted that fourteen out of fifteen players will be returning, and the majority of those are sophomores and freshmen.
“Our lone senior this year, Avery Wiggins, has been the epitome of a leader by example with the way she has carried herself at practice and the energy she gives at every opportunity,” Hannah said. “We will miss her, but she will always have a home at Murray Gymnasium and with our team. We are excited for the future of our Lady Spartan program at EBA and are already looking forward to this summer to get back to work.”
In their final game of the season, the Lady Spartans were led by Zaylor Baker, Leila Eastmead and Wiggins, who each contributed 7 points apiece. Eastmead also had 11 rebounds and 2 steals. Freshman Ellee Mobley pulled down 9 rebounds on the night.