TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - District Championship games for girls basketball hit the floor Friday night. Both teams advance, but the winner, gets to host at least the first round of Regionals.
In Class 1A District 5, Lafayette and Madison County split in the regular season, but it was Friday's game, that means a little bit more. Just like their previous two match-ups, the title game, also a shoot-out, with the Cowgirls of Madison County coming out on top 69-59.
" We worked so hard all year," said head coach Marcus Hawkins. "It started in the summer, spring, fall and you know, we just worked. To actually get this, when only two teams can fight for it, it means a lot."
In Class 2A, defending State Champion FAMU DRS took the District 1 title 85-35 over Aucilla Christian. In Class 4A, East Gadsden went to the State Finals back to back years in 2004 and 2005. Their last District Championship came in 2005, so the ladies, looked to break a dry spell in this year's District 2 title game against Marianna.
The Lady Jaguars led at the half, and held on to get the 54 to 31 victory, their first District Championship in eleven years.
"I feel good, the girls are good," exclaimed head coach Diane Frost-Walker. "We've been talking about it since day one, just like I said. I told them to go out and go hard. They wanted it bad. I said it's about who wants it the best and we wanted it the best so we got it. I told you guys before we'd be back, and we are back."
In Class 5A District 2, the Rickards Raiders captured their eighth straight District Championship Friday, 62 to 32 over Godby. Regional Semifinals for Class 1A, and Regional Quarterfinals for Classes 2A-8A, tip-off Thursday, February 4th.