Tale of the Tape – 2A Championship Preview (Girls)

MHSAA 2A State Championship 

Friday, March 4 – 1:00 p.m. 

Belmont Lady Cardinals vs. Lake Lady Hornets

BELMONT LADY CARDINALS

Record: 27-5

Region: 1-2A (#1) 

County: Tishomingo 

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Tishomingo County 64-58

Booneville 64-52

Noxubee County 91-56

New Site 73-48, 43-34

Blue Mountain 64-54

South Pontotoc 68-61

LOSSES

Tishomingo County 69-49

Marion County (AL) 61-56

Lauderdale County (AL) 67-60

Rogers (AL) 46-39

Columbus 46-45 

STREAK

Won 15 of last 16 games 

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Charleston 76-26

Round 2: Choctaw County 65-22

Round 3: Calhoun City 54-49

Round 4: West Lincoln 39-18

HEAD COACH 

Chris Higginbottom  

PROBABLE STARTERS 

#1 Carlie Brock (FR, Guard)

#20 Brooklyn Hodum (SO, Guard)

#25 Rayleigh Guin (SR, Guard)

#14 Mary Grace Storment (JR, Guard)

#23 Kalea Koger (SR, Forward)

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES 

-Experience 

-Defense

ONE MORE THING

Belmont is trying to win back-to-back state championships. 

LAKE LADY HORNETS

Record: 23-3

Region: 5-2A (#1) 

County: Newton/Scott

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Newton County 51-42, 46-39

Bay Springs 53-50

Newton 56-35, 48-35

LOSSES

Columbus 43-31

Leake Central 58-54

Kemper County 47-45

STREAK

17 wins in a row 

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Pisgah 64-30

Round 2: Loyd Star 47-29 

Round 3: Newton 50-45

Round 4: New Site 57-48

HEAD COACH 

Maurice Bowie 

PROBABLE STARTERS

#3 Tra’Shaylah Wilson (SR, Guard)  

#5 Laneisha Palm (JR, Guard) 

#10 Kelis Odom (JR, Guard) 

#21 Brooklyn Harris (SO, Center) 

#22 D’nara Barton (SR, Forward) 

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES 

-Speed

-3 point shooting 

ONE MORE THING

Lake showed in the first half against New Site that they can get hot from deep.

Kelby Johnson

Kelby Johnson has been in Mississippi sports in many areas such as coaching, officiating, public address announcing, scouting, and writing. He is a pastor, a husband, and a father of four. Kelby and his family live in Ecru, MS.

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