September 30, 2022

Dragon Esdelsur

Home Sweet Home

Pisgah gets hot from 3-point range to defeat Spring Garden 64-52 in the 2A North Regional final

JACKSONVILLE — Something clicked at halftime for Pisgah.

The Eagles came out on fire from 3-point range in the second half to defeat Spring Garden 64-52 in the Class 2A North Regional final at Pete Matthews Coliseum on Tuesday.

Pisgah (31-3) connected on eight second half 3-pointers to overcome a 29-20 deficit from the Panthers (31-2), outscoring Spring Garden 44-23 in the half.

ACE AUSTIN: Spring Garden girls basketball freshman Ace Austin follows in footsteps of mother, aunt as rising star

TOP PERFORMERS: Top prep and college performers in Gadsden-area

CALLED OUT: AHSAA basketball: Spring Garden edges Midfield, setting up for rematch vs. Pisgah

Molly Heard flirted with a triple-double with 28 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and five blocks for the Eagles. Heard, who is signed to play at Lipscomb University, scored 22 in the second half.

Pisgah's Molly Heard (left) blocks a shot attempt by Spring Garden's Neely Welsh during the Class 2A North Regional championship game Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 in Jacksonville, Alabama.

Pisgah’s Molly Heard (left) blocks a shot attempt by Spring Garden’s Neely Welsh during the Class 2A North Regional championship game Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 in Jacksonville, Alabama.

Lila Kate Wheeler and Karlee Holcomb each connected on four 3’s, with Wheeler finishing with 12 points and Holcomb 11.

Ace Austin led the Panthers with 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Bri Boles added three 3-pointers, while Neely Welsh finished with 10 points and six boards.

Pisgah, which won its 15th regional title, will play Lanett, the winner of Southeast Regional, in the Final Four at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28 in Birmingham.

Lanett beat G.W. Long 43-35.

Contact Ehsan Kassim at 256-300-5313 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @Ehsan_Kassim.

This article originally appeared on The Gadsden Times: AHSAA basketball: Pisgah beats Spring Garden, 2A North Regional final