OMS Lady Colts headed to state tournament
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The Ocoee Middle School Lady Colts won the TMSAA Area 4 region championship and head to the state tournament Wednesday. On the front row, from left, are Ashlee Sims, Abbey Davis, McKenzie Hall, Macey Clark, and Alexis Kyle. Back row, from left: coach Andrea Spencer, Brittany Tankersly, Lauren Lay, Lindsey Wyatt, Haley Jones, Emily Anderson, Savannah Lewis, Carly Buckner and coach Joe Spencer.
The Ocoee Middle School Lady Colts won the TMSAA Area 4 region championship and head to the state tournament Wednesday. On the front row, from left, are Ashlee Sims, Abbey Davis, McKenzie Hall, Macey Clark, and Alexis Kyle. Back row, from left: coach Andrea Spencer, Brittany Tankersly, Lauren Lay, Lindsey Wyatt, Haley Jones, Emily Anderson, Savannah Lewis, Carly Buckner and coach Joe Spencer.
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KINGSTON — The Ocoee Middle School Lady Colts walked away with the Tennessee Middle School Athletics Association Area 4 region championship with a 42-32 win over North Middle last weekend.

With the victory, the Lady Colts will be looking to win the upcoming state tournament beginning Wednesday.

OMS jumped to a 17-9 first quarter lead and never looked back, taking a 19-13 cushion into halftime. The Lady Colts added 13 more in the third and headed into the fourth quarter with a 32-19 lead before closing out the 10-point win.

“We played great defense, with Lauren Lay having to guard the best shooter I’ve seen, maybe ever,” said Lady Colts coach Joe Spencer. “We held her to 15 points with our press and man-to-man defense.”

Macey Clark and Lindsey Wyatt led the Lady Colts with 11 points each with both girls hitting key baskets at critical times. Lay added six points to her stellar defensive effort while Haley Jones matched her teammate with six points. Emily Jones tossed in four for the Lady Colts and Abbey Davis and Carley Buckner both scored two.

“Abbey did a great job at point with Emily Anderson and Carley coming off the bench to spark us. North was tough, with big girls at the post and very good shooters. I am proud of the girls and we are looking forward to the state tournament,” said Spencer.

The Lady Colts open state tournament play Wednesday at 5 p.m.