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Update: Lovett Heads to AA Championship Game

Lions battle Buford Saturday for state title

From Patch Reports

The girls basketball team heads to the AA state championship game Saturday, playing region rival Buford.

Coach Liz Kennedy's Lions will seek the program's first state championship after beating Laney 56-41 in the semifinals on Thursday. The game will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.

The win over No. 2 Laney followed a quarterfinal win  over No. 1 Model. No. 4 Buford  beat unranked Brooks County to head to the championship game, according to the Lovett website.

Lovett, 27-5 on the year, lost 45-39 to Buford in the Region 6-AA finals, before reeling off four straight wins in the state tournament.

Tickets for the championship game are $10, and admission is good for all games played at the venue for the day.

Georgia Public Broadcasting is televising the Lovett-Buford game and other state championships live. The finals will also be streamed live on GPB.org/sports and GHSA.tv. DVDs can be purchased at GHSA.tv.

The Lions, who have been led in scoring by UT-Chattannooga signee Tatianna Jackson, who had another big game against Laney. Here is a feature on her performance from the Macon Telegraph.


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