STATE BOUND AGAIN

The Pisgah varsity girls are going after a third straight state championship after knocking off Susan Moore Wednesday in the Northeast Regional Tournament at Jacksonville State University. 

The Pisgah varsity girls basketball team is headed back to state.

The two-time defending Class 3A state champion rallied from a 12-point second-quarter deficit to defeat Susan Moore 57-45 Wednesday afternoon at Jacksonville State University’s Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Eagles (29-3) play Southeast Regional champion Pike Road in the state semifinals on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena in Birmingham.

Pisgah trailed Susan Moore 27-15 in the second quarter before outscoring the Bulldogs 26-0 over the next 11:54 of game time.

Regional MVP Molly Heard totaled 19 points, 14 rebounds and four steals for Pisgah while all-regional picks Chloe Womack had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Madison Myers had 13 points and six rebounds.

Look for more on the Eagles’ win later at JCSentinel.com and in the Sentinel’s Saturday edition.

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