The LFO Lady Warriors (14-11) secured the subregion’s top seed after a wire-to-wire 63-44 victory at North Murray on Friday night.
The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 10-2 first quarter lead and never looked back. They took a 28-18 lead into the break and saw its lead trimmed to 38-35 as the fourth quarter go underway.
However, LFO would use the free throw line to pull away in the final eight minutes. The Lady Warriors went to the line a remarkable 30 times in the fourth quarter, sinking 23 of them.
Gregg had 29 points, including three treys. She finished 12-of-14 from the charity stripe. Williams was 5-of-6 from the line and had 14 points, while Anna Rountree was 4-of-6 from the line and had 10 points to go with nine rebounds. Zarria Nelson scored just two points, but was a big contributor with eight assists and three steals.
By virtue of being the No. 1 seed, the Lady Warriors will get a bye to the Region 6-AAA tournament semifinals, which means LFO will be a part of the Class AAA state tournament.
The Warriors weren’t as fortunate as they were outscored 17-8 in the decisive second period before going on to a 55-48 loss to the Mountaineers.
Andrew Brock had 13 points for LFO (9-14), followed by Jacob King with 12 and Ruddy Ware with 10.