Buzzer beater lifts Oakdale into championship

Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 5:43 PM CST
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Hammond, LA (KPLC) - Thanks to a last-second shot, the Oakdale Lady Warriors are headed to the state championship.

Emani Young nailed a 3-pointer that lifted Oakdale 47-46 over Arcadia (23-8) in the semifinals of the Non-Select Division IV semifinals.

Oakdale (17-12) will play the winner of No. 3 Oak Grove and No. 2 Lakeview (who meet in the semifinals on Tuesday) in the state championship at noon on Friday, March 3.

All semifinal and championship games are played at Southeastern University in Hammond.

A Twitter user posted video of Young knocking down the game-winner.

Young led Oakdale with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Kaylee Bradley added 10 and Akeelah Hobson 9.

DeAsia Alexander led Arcadia in scoring with 16 points. Justice Young notched a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds.

SWLA teams remaining in the playoffs

At University Center in Hammond


Non-Select Division I

No. 3 Barbe vs. No. 2 Parkway, 4:45 p.m. March 2

Non-Select Division II

No. 1 Wossman vs. No. 4 South Beauregard, 3 p.m. March 1

Non-Select Division III

No. 1 Rosepine vs. No. 5 Union Parish, 1:15 p.m. March 1

Non-Select Division IV

No. 9 Oakdale 47, No. 4 Arcadia 46

Non-Select Division V

No. 1 Fairview 68, No. 5 Reeves 54

No. 2 Hathaway 47, No. 6 Florien 41

Select Division II

No. 3 St. Louis vs. No. 2 Vandebilt, 4:45 p.m. March 1

Select Division IV

No. 6 Hamilton Christian vs. No. 2 Northwood-Lena, 4:45 p.m. Feb. 28

State Championships

Non-Select Division IV

No. 9 Oakdale vs. winner of No. 3 Oak Grove/No. 2 Lakeview, noon March 3.

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