Report by Big Daddy Randy Alan/Photo by Anthony Cossey
The Batesville Lady Pioneers and the Southside Lady Southerners met for the fourth time this season in the Championship game of the 4A East Regional Tournament at Valley View on Saturday.
The game was tied twice after the opening tip and the Pioneers never trailed throughout the game-winning the hardware by a final of 53-42.
Junior Izzy Higginbottom led all scorers with 15 points along with four rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Junior Kaylee Clark added 13 points and nine rebounds.
The Lady Pioneers are now 29-2 on the season and have their focus on the 4A State Tournament next week in Farmington.
Batesville earned a first-round bye and will play the winner of the Mena Bearcats and the Pea Ridge Blackhawks on Thursday at 7 p.m.