It was part three of the "Battle of Hempstead County" on the hardwood this season that featured No. 1 seed West Spring Hill Lady Bears facing No. 1 seed East Blevins Lady Hornets in the 2A South Regional girls basketball tournament over the weekend at Magnet Cove.

It was part three of the "Battle of Hempstead County" on the hardwood this season that featured No. 1 seed West Spring Hill Lady Bears facing No. 1 seed East Blevins Lady Hornets in the 2A South Regional girls basketball tournament over the weekend at Magnet Cove.

Both teams have won against each other on their own home courts and this time Spring Hill and Blevins reunited on the hardwood to claim the regional title in the championship game. The game was fierce and intense the entire time, but the Lady Bears would prevailed to capture back to back regional titles and earn the No. 1 seed from the South. The Lady Bears defeated Blevins Lady Hornets 56-46 in the championship.

The Lady Bears were led by Christy Randle dropping an impressive 27 points to tie her career-high for the second time this season. Katie Rivera followed with 15 points and Jessi Park contributed seven key points for the Lady Bears. Blevins' Jasmine Batson led scoring with a whipping 20 points and Amani Furlow had 11 points for double-figures. Madison Hall added seven points, Camri Kikham scored four points with Kaylee Kelton contributing three points and Diana Samuel finishing with two points.

Spring Hill led early for an 15-11 first period advantage going into the second quarter. The Lady Bears added 13 points scored in the second with Blevins out-scoring their rivals with 14 points. At halftime, Spring Hill led Blevins 28-19.

In the second half, the Lady Hornets soared their way back to take a one point lead early in the fourth period after cutting their deficit in the third to trail Spring Hill 38-35 at the end of the third period. The Lady Hornets took their first lead of the game at the 6:43 mark in the fourth 39-38 from two key baskets by Jasmine Batson and Amani Furlow.

The Lady Bears went on a scoring rally to regain the lead and now took a 50-39 advantage over Blevins down to the 3:37 mark in the fourth. Blevins knocked down seven points for the remaining time left to play, but the Lady Bears added six points to go onto a double-digit victory and claim the top seed from the south at state as the Lady Hornets earning the No. 2 seed as regional tourney runner-ups.

The Lady Bears head into state with a nine game-winning streak and snapped Blevins six game winning-streak in the regional girls finals at Magnet Cove. The Lady Bears improve to 20-10 overall as the Lady Hornets maintain an impressive 32-10 overall record

Blevins and Spring Hill both representing the southwest in the girls Class 2A state tournament this week in Quitman with high seeds. The No. 2 seed-South Lady Hornets are scheduled to play Pangburn at 1 p.m. Thursday Mar. 2 and the No. 1 seed-South Lady Bears tip-off on Friday Mar. 3 at 4 p.m. against Wednesday's winner Hector vs. Brinkley game in Quitman.