Report and photo by Kevin Johnson
The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets are headed to the Class 3A State Finals for a third consecutive year after defeating the Charleston Lady Tigers on their home floor by a score of 67-58.
Mountain View took control of the game early jumping out to a 13-0 lead before Charleston scored its first points at the 2:22 mark of the first quarter.
Mountain View led 17-3 after one-quarter of play taking advantage of their height inside as Sophomore Emry Johnson six points and Junior Chaelann Vickers four points in the quarter led the way.
Charleston would cut the lead to 29-18 at halftime as they outscored the Lady Yellowjackets 15-12 in the second quarter.
Mountain View would push the lead to 17 as Sophomore Josie Storey led with seven points in the quarter and Johnson had six points.
Charleston’s Senior Baylee King would try to bring the Lady Tigers back with 23 points in the second half mostly on six three-pointers but Mountain View would hit 18-25 free throws (Junior Aubrey Isbell 10-12 from the charity stripe) in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Mountain View will be making a third straight trip to the State Finals and will be trying to win a second straight State Championship.
Johnson and Storey each led the offense with 16 points apiece, Isbell had 13 points and Vickers added 13 points and 13 rebounds, Kennedy Holland four points, Avery Decker three points, and Caitlyn Lopez two points.
Mountain View will play in the Class 3A State Championship game at Hot Springs Friday at Noon against Valley Springs.