Lady Wildcats take Region Championship

By Austin Bishop Winston County Journal Keke Yarbrough drained a short jumper just before the buzzer to give Louisville High School a 50-49 win over Houston in the Region 4-4A Tournament finals last Friday night. “It was a big win for us,” said LHS girls head catch Hilute Hudson. “The girls have just overcome so much adversity. We have had three girls go down with ACL injuries, including two starters and a key player off the bench.” The tourney title put LHS in position to host a first-round play-in game on Monday night in the MHSAA Class 4A North State Tournament. The Lady Wildcats came up just short in that game, dropping a 68-62 decision to Shannon. Yarbrough scored 20 points to lead LHS, while Tyeisha Griffin hit for 17, Ketyci Wraggs 10, Kelsey Harrington nine and Miriah Ford 7. “We had been up near the top of the district all year long,” Hudson said. “I thought we played very well in the tournament and am proud of the girls.” The team’s captains °X Yarbrough, a senior and Davis, a junior °X have been the catalysts for the Lady Wildcats throughout the season, while Griffin has been one of Louisville’s top defenders. “One of the things that was really unexpected is that we had four young girls, including three freshmen, who have really stepped up and contributed due to the injuries,” Hudson said. SPRING SPORTS The LHS baseball team is set to take on Greenville-Weston on Saturday, before hosting Starkville and Noxubee County on Friday, March 1 and then entertaining Neshoba Central the following day. The Lady Wildcats fast-pitch softball team will host the Louisville Classic on Saturday, where they will play both Nanih Waiya and Noxapater. The action begins at 11 a.m.