SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA, LA (KPLC) - The LHSAA Girl’s Basketball State Tournament is set to begin Monday in Alexandria as four teams from all twelve classes and divisions will play for the chance at a state title.
As usual, Southwest Louisiana is sending multiple teams to Marsh Madness with the hopes of bringing home a title to the area for the first time since South Beauregard won the Class 3A title in 2017. Our coverage area has a representative in Class 1A, Class B, Class C, and Division II.
In Class 1A, Elton held on to defeat Tensas in overtime, 88-87. The Lady Indians will face off against Kipp Booker T. Washington in the semifinals as they’ll look to advance to the state championship game for the first time since 1975.
Fairview is our lone Class B school left alive. The Lady Panthers defeated Holden, 58-45 to advance to Marsh Madness where they’ll take on a familiar opponent. District foe Anacoco awaits after blowing by Hathaway in the quarterfinals.
In Class C, Reeves got up early and never looked back as they advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 45 years with a 68-57 defeat of Starks. The Lady Raiders will look to win their first state title but will first have to get by second-seeded Atlanta.
Finally, our last coverage team to make the tourney is the No. 2 seed in Division II, St. Louis. The Lady Saints dominated Cabrini in the quarterfinals to advance to the final four for the first time since 2009. The Lady Saints will have a tall task at hand when they face No. 3 University Lab in the semifinals.