McEachern Advances To Final Four

McEachern (26-2) continued to roll through the state playoffs defeating Douglas County 81-52 to advance to the semifinals for the second time in three seasons. The Lady Indians did not take long to put Douglas County away jumping out to an 11-point lead after the first quarter and led by 26 at halftime 45-19.

Leading scorer T’ea Cooper paced McEachern with 28 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. Cooper is averaging 23.3 points during the state playoffs. Caliya Robinson fell one block shy of a triple double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 9 blocks. Taylor Gordon finished with 13 points and 7 steals, Jada Lewis tallied 10 points and 8 assist while Aunesha Williams finished with 6 points and 7 steals.

Maya Benham led Douglas County (23-5) with 17 points and Santasia Faust added 12.

McEachern, the tournaments highest scoring team averaging 93 points, will play South Forsyth (27-5) in the semifinals Saturday at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion. South Forsyth averages 59 points-per-game in the state tournament including victories over storied programs Norcross and Parkview in the previous two rounds.

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