The Bay High girls basketball team capitalized on crisp perimeter passes to create open looks and clear lanes to the basket on their way to a 68-39 win over East Central in the first Region 8-4A Tournament semifinal game at St. Stanislaus last night.
With the win, the Lady Tigers advanced to their 11th consecutive district championship.
The Lady Tigers (20-6) led by 15 at halftime and continued scoring easy baskets in the third period as they out-scored the Lady Hornets 17-9, off five assists, three coming from Jamaya Galloway in the period.
The fourth quarter was more of the same as the Lady Tigers continued to build on their margin, out-scoring the Lady Hornets in the final period 15-9.
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"I thought we played pretty well," said Lady Tigers coach Debbie Triplett. "We hadn't played in a week, so we were a little lethargic at first. I thought that we needed to go to the post because we had the size advantage there."
Galloway led the Lady Tigers with 19 points.
Simone Jackson finished with 15 points, while Dasha Barnes added l4 and Amari Pittman scored 11.
Pittman and Galloway were the assist leaders for the Lady Tigers with eight and six respectively.
Sania Wells led the Lady Hornets with 13 points.
The Lady Tigers will play Pass Christian at 7 p.m. Friday.