Lady Southerners fall in Regional final, 53-42

Report by Chris Vines/Photo by Anthony Cossey

The Lady Southerners came up short on their bid for a Regional Championship falling to the Lady Pioneers 53-42 at Blazer Arena Saturday night.

It was the fourth matchup of the season between the Independence county schools.

The Southerners fell to 24-6 on the season.

Reese Gardner had 13 for the Southerners, Brett Gardner had 11 and Olivia Allen had nine.

The Southerners were almost perfect from the charity stripe going 11-12, the Pioneers were 17-20.

The Southerners advance to the state tournament for the first time in nine seasons and will face Ozark Wednesday night at 7 in Farmington.

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