Anyways, the Panthers came into this game on a roll, having not lost since December 15. Both of the team's losses have been to AAAAA Stephenson and the team is undefeated otherwise (30-2, including 16-0 in region play)
After crushing Heritage in the first round 71-26, the team took out Northwest Whitfield by 15, then Clarke Central in the quarters by 11. The team made a statement in the final four with a 90-63 win. Eboni Mitchell had 32 in that win and future South Carolina Gamecock Charenee Stephens went for 21 and 15 in the quarters.
Fayette County on the other hand is the region 2 champion and sports a 26-5 record. John Strickland's team lost in the second round last season and he is led by Onyeuku and Holt
In a matchup of common opponents, SWD beat Westlake while FCHS was 1-2. Fayette County also lost to Clarke Central, a team SWD beat