Lady Rebels advance to Final Four

Valdosta- The Turner County Lady Rebels have set their goal for the last twelve months and that goal is very simple. The goal has been to make it back to Macon for another shot at that elusive state championship. After Thursday’s 56-42 victory over Telfair County at Valdosta State, they are one step away from that goal.

Malysha Yancey broke the all-time scoring record held by Ronalda Pierce Thursday in the elite 8 contest. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Mylashia Yancey broke the all-time scoring record held by Ronalda Pierce Thursday in the elite 8 contest.Yancey finished with 26. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Jumping out to a big lead over an opponent they had already defeated three times earlier in the season, the Lady Rebels found themselves with a 29-16 lead at the half despite having two starters get into foul trouble in the second quarter. Some sloppy play by the Lady Rebels also kept the lead from growing to a much larger margin.

In the second half, the Lady Rebels quick put any thoughts of a Telfair County comeback to rest. The lead grew to twenty in the third quarter, and though Telfair County never gave up and made a little run late, the outcome was never in doubt.
Mylashia Yancey, who surpassed 2,200 points for her outstanding career, finished with a game high 26 points. Fellow senior Brishuana Barnes also had a strong game with 14 points. As a team, the Lady Rebels did have 25 turnovers and that is a number that will probably have to decrease in order for the Lady Rebels to achieve their goal.

With the victory, the Lady Rebels (29-0) advance to the Final Four where they will take on Wheeler County at 3:00 on Saturday afternoon

Brishuana Barnes added 14 in the win. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Brishuana Barnes added 14 in the win. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

at VSU with a berth to the state championship game on the line. Telfair County ends their season at 18-10, with four of their losses coming against Turner County.

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