Warsaw falls in 4A girls hoops Semi-State

On senior night one month ago, the Warsaw girls basketball team dreamed of playing one more game at the Tiger Den.

Saturday--the Lady Tigers got their opportunity as they hosted Semi-State.

The dream scenario did not play out the way they imagined however as Fort Wayne Southside overcame an 9 point deficit to beat Warsaw 47-44 and book their ticket to 4A State Finals at Terre Haute.

The Tigers jumped out to a 27-18 lead midway thru the 2nd quarter before Southside cut the deficit to seven by the half. Warsaw managed to score just 15 2nd half points.

Jennifer Walker-Crawford and Nicki Grose combined for 38 of Warsaw's 44 points. Walker-Crawford scored 18 points in her final game but missed a 3-point prayer at the buzzer that could have forced overtime. Grose led the Lady Tigers with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Lindsay Baker (5 points) and Brooklyn Harrison (1 point) were the only other players to score for Warsaw.

DeJoyah Johnson led Southside with 11 points while Ariana Simmons scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Warsaw ends its season with a 24-2 record.

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