MONTGOMERY, Ala. -The Sylacauga High School Girls and Boys basketball teams both won their respective sub-region games this week. The Boys knocked off Beaureagard while the Girls took down Booker T. Washington. Now the two squads are heading to Montgomery for the regional semifinals where the competition is sure to be much tougher.
The boys will tip-off Monday morning in the Acadome on the Alabama State University campus at 10:30 against the Sumter Central Jaguars. The Jags won the region a year ago and have a lot of the same guys on their roster this season. SHS Boys Head Coach William Copeland told SylacaugaNews.com Sumter Central has it all when it comes to the players on the floor. He said they have the guards, the big men and play defense well enough to beat anyone in the state on any given day.
Do not let those comments fool you. Copeland is very confident in his team and believes his Aggies have a little momentum going into the regional semifinals. “We’ve been playing really well, even in some of the games we lost we played very good basketball,” said Copeland. “We have to finish in these games, but I think we have a lot of momentum going into the regional tournament.”
The Aggie boys were in the regional tournament, but the season did not end as planned. Copeland said his team was young and inexperienced last season, and hopes the lessons learned from last year’s playoffs will pay off in this postseason.
The fans will also play a big factor in the teams success. Copeland is expecting fans to make the trip, and said they are critical to his teams success. “It’s important to support these kids because they have worked really hard,” he said. “This should be something the town is very proud of, and we hope we have a big crowd out there on Monday.”
The Lady Aggies will face the Demopolis Tigers in the regional semifinals. They are set to tip-off just before the boys at 9:00 a.m. on Monday.
Jeremy Law for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.