Lady Lion 7th grade wins postseason title


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2016 Junior High Tournament champion, 7th grade Washington Lady Blue Lions: (front, l-r); Jordan Montgomery, Corynn Chrisman, Emily Semler, Arianna Heath, Garren Walker; (back, l-r); Kearria Marcum, Alexa Perez, Brooklyn Foose, Cloe Copas, Amya Haithcock, Mallory Hicks and coach Todd Wallace.


The Washington Lady Lion seventh grade basketball team recently completed the 2015-16 season with a tournament championship of SCOL schools.

The Lady Lions were a No. 5 seed entering the junior high tournament held at Hillsboro.

The pathway to victory started out with a 55-23 win over No. 8 seed East Clinton on Feb. 6.

The tournament was then pushed back 10 days due to inclement weather.

This created a challenge for the team as they would have to play three consecutive nights against higher-ranked teams.

The Lady Lions accepted the challenge and prevailed with wins over No. 4 Clinton-Massie in the quarterfinals (30-15), No. 1 Greenfield in the semifinals (25-23), and No. 2 Chillicothe in the championship game (30-29).

The young Lady Lions 2015-16 basketball team started off their season at 2-0 then dropped four straight games.

They went on to win six of their last eight regular season league games leaving them a record of 8-6. With the tournament wins included, the team won 10 of their last 12 games to finish the season 12-6 overall.

This is the third consecutive year the Lady Lions seventh grade team has reached the tournament finals, capturing the title in 2014 and 2016.

They were runner-up in 2015, losing by only four points.

Coach Todd Wallace attributes much of this success to the fundamentals his teams learn in the Little Lady Lions youth program.

2016 Junior High Tournament champion, 7th grade Washington Lady Blue Lions: (front, l-r); Jordan Montgomery, Corynn Chrisman, Emily Semler, Arianna Heath, Garren Walker; (back, l-r); Kearria Marcum, Alexa Perez, Brooklyn Foose, Cloe Copas, Amya Haithcock, Mallory Hicks and coach Todd Wallace.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2016TourneyPic.jpg2016 Junior High Tournament champion, 7th grade Washington Lady Blue Lions: (front, l-r); Jordan Montgomery, Corynn Chrisman, Emily Semler, Arianna Heath, Garren Walker; (back, l-r); Kearria Marcum, Alexa Perez, Brooklyn Foose, Cloe Copas, Amya Haithcock, Mallory Hicks and coach Todd Wallace.

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