And hello and welcome back.
It's regional saturday for girls basketball across the state of indiana.
Coming into today five teams here in the wabash valley had a chance to move one step closer to immortality.
The west washington regional featured top ranked loogootee taking on third ranked trinity lutheran.
The play of the game happened in the third when makenzie vanhoy knocks down the corner three giving her lions a two point lead into the fourth.
In the fourth vanhoy makes another big play with the steal and the lay in the other way.
The lions started the 4th with a 40-38 lead, this lay in started a 17-1 route from the lions.
Loogootee breezes past trinity by a final 61-43.
Loogootee looked to claim their first regional title since 2002, but first they had to deal with tecumseh.
1st half, makenzie vanhoy had it going on for her lions.
She drives in and picks up two more for loogootee.
She finished with a game high 21.
3rd qtr, lions trail by one when kylie vanhoy goes high off the glass and in to make it 23-22 loogootee.
4th qtr now, tied at 42 when kalea fleming knocks down the triple.
Loogootee in front once again 45-42.
And the lady lions hold on at the free throw line and beat the braves 53-47.
Loogootee is bringing home the regional crown for the first time in nearly 20 years!
<it was a hard fought game.
They had a great gameplan, they played really well.
We just grinded it out and got the "w".
We tried to mix it up a little bit so we mixed in our press and we came back at the very end with our three defense.
I think that kinda caught them by surprise.
> <words can't describe how amazing this feeling is.
And to have what seemed like our whole town here,