Lake Arthur punches its ticket to the Class 2A title game with win over Rosepine

Lake Arthur punches its ticket to the Class 2A title game with win over Rosepine

ALEXANDRIA, LA (KPLC) - No. 2 seed Lake Arthur continued its strong season with a victory over the 14th-seeded Rosepine Lady Eagles in the girls' Class 2A semifinals on Thursday. The Lady Tigers advanced to the title game with a 62-41 win.

The Lady Tigers proved they were a better team early on as Lake Arthur jumped out to a 36-15 halftime lead. The Lady Tigers were led by Jamara Levy (21 points) and Alexis Hornsby, who put up a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Lake Arthur will face the top-seeded Delhi Bears on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. It's the Lady Tigers first title game appearance since 1976.

The Lady Eagles season ends with some controversy as Gary Hahler replaced Taylor Maricle as the team's head coach on Wednesday, a day before the game. Vernon Parish Schools assistant Superintendent Mike Kay and Rosepine Principal Johnny Bosley said Maricle left the team for personal reasons.

Rosepine's Cinderella season ends with a 17-13 record. This was the Lady Eagles first semifinal appearance since 1979.

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