Report and photo by Kevin Johnson
The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets lost to the Valley Springs Lady Tigers 53-50 to finish Runner-up in the Class 3A-1 Regional Basketball Tournament at Waldron High School.
The game was back and forth throughout with Valley Springs overcoming an early Lady ‘Jacket five-point lead to lead Mountain View by five at halftime.
Mountain View would tie the game at 41 midway through the fourth quarter but never could retake the lead.
The difference in the game was the free-throw shooting with Valley Springs hitting 8-8 free throws in the final quarter and 18-21 overall for the game.
The Lady ‘Jackets were 13-24 from the line for the game.
Josey Storey led the offense with 16 points while Chaelann Vickers had 12 points and eight rebounds, Avery Decker added eight points, and Aubrey Isbell added seven points.
The Lady Yellowjackets fell to 24-5 on the season and will be the number two seed from the class 3A-1 Region in next week’s Class 3A State Tournament at Charleston High School.
The Lady Yellowjackets will play Central on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.