After a intense fight to the end on the hardwood in semifinals basketball action Monday night at Spring Hill Gymnasium, the Spring Hill Jr. Lady Bears survived for victory against Parkers Chapel 28-26 to advance in tonight's championship game of the 2016-17 Jr. High Girls District Tournament.

After a intense fight to the end on the hardwood in semifinals basketball action Monday night at Spring Hill Gymnasium, the Spring Hill Jr. Lady Bears survived for victory against Parkers Chapel 28-26 to advance in tonight's championship game of the 2016-17 Jr. High Girls District Tournament. Tonight, the Jr. Lady Bears will host Bearden Jr. Lady Bears in the girls finals with tip-off at 6 p.m. at Spring Hill Gymnasium.

The Jr. Lady Bears brought their best effort of fight to the hardwood in semifinals action against PC Jr. Lady Trojans. The Jr. Lady Bears trailed by one point at halftime 9-8 to Parkers Chapel. In the second half, Spring Hill regained some momentum and took the lead to end third period action 18-16 with a highly intense fourth quarter awaiting both teams a competitive coast to coast ending to see which squad would finish on top.

The Jr. Lady Bears stepped up big defensively and offensively led by a huge blocked shot from Jada Quillin with Spring Hill leading 27-25 that didn't allow PC to tie the game under a minute to play. Then Quillin took a charge that saved another game tying basket on PC with 2.5 seconds remaining in the game with Spring Hill soaring to the two point win. Lexie Chambless stepped up at the free-throw line and hitting 3 of 4 shots in crucial times in the fourth to put her Jr. Lady Bears ahead for both lead changes. In all, it was big team effort to pull off their impressive win and advance to the ultimate game of their season. Aubrie Ford and Sarah Tripplett (swishing a 3-pointer 2:05 mark putting S.H. ahead 25-24) and Kaylee Brooks scored huge baskets for major contributions offensively in the fourth and throughout the game for Spring Hill.

For the game, Jr. Lady Bears' Triplett and Brooks led scoring with six points apiece, Ford had five points, Brooklyn Reed and Lexie Chambless each added four points apiece and Jade Neal finished with three points.