Class A Division I Girls Preview: St. Francis vs. Galloway
St. Francis Knights
Record/ranking: 25-6, No. 1 seed from Region 6, ranked No. 1.
Coach: Aisha Kennedy
Top players: Anaja Hall (12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds), Desi Taylor (10.8 points), Trynce Taylor (9.3 points, 6.5 rebounds), Nya Young (7.9 points, 4.6 assists), Sa’Mya Wyatt (16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds).
How they got there: def. Jasper County 96-11, def. Athens Christian 90-54, def. Lamar County 84-45, def. Woodville-Tompkins 76-36.
Previous championships: Three – 2013, 2015 and 2016.
Record/ranking: 28-4, No. 2 seed from Region 6, ranked No. 2.
Coach: Kiesha Brown
Top players: Tianna Thompson, Kyla Cain, Kailyn Fields, Allison Hoffman. Thompson was the Region 6 Player of the Year. Thompson, a 5-foot-10 junior, scored 25 points in the semifinal win over defending state champion Elbert County.
How they got there: def. Social Circle 72-27, def. Darlington 64-35, def. Pelham 71-36, def. Elbert County 70-57.
Previous championships: None.
Game notes: These teams compete in the same region. St. Francis beat Galloway 71-55 in the region championship game. … Galloway coach Kiesha Brown won two state championships when she played at Woodward Academy in 1995 and 1996.