Class AAAAAA Results from Fort Valley State
Girls Game 1: Harrison 57, Northview 39
Harrison head coach Steve Lenahan had a plan for Northview.
Even though the Titans (28-4) hadn’t lost a game to a Georgia team since late November, and hadn’t lost period since December 30, Lenahan was confident going up against a Northview squad with a front line averaging over six feet.
“I thought we could use our speed and quickness against their height,” Lenahan said. Turns out he was right.
The Hoyas (26-5) jumped out to an 18-11 lead after one quarter and never looked back, en route to a 57-39 win in one Class AAAAAA quarterfinal on the campus of Fort Valley State University. Harrison used its superior speed and shooting ability, led by senior guard Sydne Wiggins, who paced all scorers with 21 points, including nine in a decisive fourth quarter in which the Hoyas outscored Northview 21-13.
“I thought if we shot the ball well, we could make them come out of that zone and guard us, which is something they hadn’t had to do all season,” Lenahan said. “We were able to do that.”
Two big stats were glaring in the win for Harrison, the No. 2 seed from Region 6. The Hoyas knocked down six three-pointers in the game to the Titans’ two, and Harrison was 17-of-26 from the free throw line while Northview was just 3-of-10.
The Titans were led by senior Shannon Titus with 17 points, while Audrey Jordan and Jazzy Foster each added 10 for Harrison.