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HAMMOND – Three teams punched their ticket to the finals of the LHSAA Girls Non-Select Basketball Championships on Monday in Hammond.
GAME ONE: NORTH CENTRAL 60, WHITE CASTLE 57
In the first game of the day, North Central made the shots needed to get return to the championship round for the second time in three seasons.
Ya’Jaia Godeau turned in a great peformance with 31 points, seven assists, six steals and two blocks while Katelynn Harris grabbed 11 boards in the game.
For White Castle, two players finished in double-scoring figures as Aailyah Young and Cambrieion Link scored 16 points apiece.
North Central will face the winner of the Northwood-Lena/Merryville semifinal contest slated to take place Tuesday afternoon.
GAME TWO: GIBSLAND-COLEMAN 45, SUMMERFIELD 35
Gibsland-Coleman made history Monday afternoon in a 45-35 win over Summerfield to punch its ticket to the finals for the first time since the 2003 season.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Samora Sampson’s 25-point effort while Ke’Honesty Williams added 11 points and Shamaria Durham finished with 11 rebounds.
For the Lady Rebels, Alaysia Combs turned in a 13-point effort along with seven rebounds while Malaysia Tate finished with 12 points on the afternoon.
GAME THREE: HICKS 82, HORNBECK 58
Make that four straight trips to the state finals for Hicks who took down rival Hornbeck, 82-58, in the final contest on Monday.
The Lady Pirates hope to earn their fourth straight state title later in the week when they face Gibsland-Coleman for the Class C State Basketball Championship.
Class 1A Semifinals • 2:00 PM
No. 1 Northwood-Lena vs. No. 4 Merryville
Class B Semifinals • 4:30 PM
No. 5 Oak Hill vs. No. 9 Anacoco
Class B Semifinals • 7:00 PM
No. 2 Fairview vs. No. 3 Florien