For a team that won only two games in the regular season, qualifying for the state tournament in women’s basketball has to be a thrill. That thrill is being experienced by the Copiah Academy Lady Colonels after they defeated Washington School last week in the MAIS Class AAA-Div. II tournament at Heritage Academy.
Though the Lady Colonels were defeated by East Rankin on Friday and Hillcrest on Saturday, the team still qualifies. The top four teams from each AAA division will participate in the overall state AAA tournament this week at East Rankin Academy. The other 7 teams include MRA–the Lady Colonels’ opponent on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.–East Rankin, Jackson Prep, Starkville Academy, Presbyterian Christian, Jackson Academy and Hillcrest.
To qualify for the MAIS Overall tournament at Mississippi College next week, the Lady Colonels, 3-23, must defeat MRA, 30-6, who just won the Class AAA Div. I tournament on Saturday. The two teams have not met in 2011-2012.