The Girls District 6 Semi-Finals tip-off today at “The Pit”. The action is about to pick up folks, as all four teams look to gain that all important District Championship. District 6 will be facing District 8 next week at the Regional Tournament. So seeding out of this tournament is important.
First game of the day is the #1 Swink Lady Lions and the #4 Las Animas Lady Trojans. Both teams won their respective Quarter-Finals on Tuesday to advance to the semis. Each team looks to improve on their victories and advance to the all important District Championship, loser plays for third tomorrow afternoon. Swink comes into the match-up the #1 overall seed, they come in with a 17-3 overall record and a 15-1 Santa Fe League record. Las Animas comes in with the #4 seed with a 11-9 overall record and a 9-7 Santa Fe League record.
The two teams have met two times this year with Swink taking both games over the Trojans. They first met on January 12th in Las Animas with the Lady Lions coming away with a 49-30 victory. The game started slow with Swink leading after the first period 5-3. The second period was another story, the Lions game out hot and firing and score 18 points in the period to the Trojans 5. Swink went into the half with a 23-8 lead and never looked back. In the third there was very little scoring as Swink took a 31-17 lead into the final period of play. When the final buzzer had sounded the Lions took a 49-30 victory with them back down Highway 50. Leading scorers for the game were: Hope Roweth of Swink with 16 points, and Angelica Melendez of Las Animas with 8 points.
The second meeting between these two teams came on Janurary 23rd, this time in Swink. It was much of the same from the Lady Lions as they took a 47-35 victory and swept the season series. Swink once again got out to the early lead and never relinquished it. This win helped the Lions on their way to becoming Santa Fe League Champions and recieving the #1 seed in the Tournament. Leading scorers for the game were: Brianna Denton of Swink with 17 points, and Sahara Snead of Las Animas with 8 points.
Look for the game to be close as both teams attempt to improve their season and get the one win that could solidify it. A win and you play for a District Championship tomorrow evening, lose and you play for 3rd. Whether you win or lose each team will advance to the Regional Tournament next weekend, its just a matter of what seed you will have going in, and who you will be playing.
Players to Watch For:
Swink–Whitney Nelson & Taiylor Holland
Las Animas–Sahara Snead & AJ Foulk
See you at “The Pit”!