Lady Indians Headed To Second Straight State ChampionshipBusiness March 8, 2023
Macon, Ga- The Lumpkin County Lady Indians will be headed to Macon for the second time in as many years. The 26-4 Lady Indians throttled Cavalry Day in their Final Four matchup this past weekend, defeating the Cavaliers by a score of 78-31.
As has been the case all year long, seniors Kate Jackson, Mary Mullinax, Lexi Pierce, and junior Averie Jones led the charge for the Lady Indians vs Cavalry Day. The quartet was responsible for all but 7 of the teams 78 points in the Final Four matchup.
On their quest to repeat as champions, the Indians will face off against a Hebron Christian team that has been terrorizing it’s opponents all year long. The Lions will enter the game on Friday with an unblemished 31-0 record, and having outscored opponents by over 1,200 points. But, while the Lions may be mighty, they’ll be facing a team that has one thing you can’t teach: UNITY.
Lady Indians Head Coach David Dowse has preached all year long about his team being a family, and that was evident last weekend vs Cavalry Day.
Dowse said in an AJC interview post-game: “These girls have been playing together so long. “when you have a senior come on the floor who doesn’t play that much and she scores two baskets and our bench erupts when we are up 50 points, that’s family.”
While the journey to another state championship has not been an easy one, the Indians have made the most of their bumps along the way and have turned regular season bruises into post-season beauty.
While they were unable to repeat as Region 7AAA tournament champions and enter the state tournament as the 1 seed again, ending their regular season on a loss in that Region title game vs Wesleyan could have been the best thing to happen to this team.
Since that loss, the Purple and Gold have won 4 straight playoff games by a combined score of 279-158.
While Lumpkin will certainly be underdogs heading into Friday State Championship game, don’t count them out just yet. This is a team that has proven time and time again they are up for any challenge, and they’ll look to slay Goliath once again.
Tune into GPB on Friday at 1:00PM to cheer on the Indians as they look to make it 2 in a row.
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