LIVE: Bandys (30-0) vs. Franklin (24-3)
The Observer News Enterprise is live in Greensboro for the 2A West Regional championship game between Bandys (30-0) and Franklin (24-3).
Bandys and Franklin jostling back and forth in the game's early moments. More than midway through the opening stanza, Lady Trojans and Lady Panthers are tied, 9-9.
First timeout of the game comes with 2:25 left in the first quarter. Kyle Moretz gathers his team as Bandys trails Franklin 12-11 after a 3-pointer by the Lady Panthers.
Sarah Henson's jumper to close the quarter gives Franklin a 15-11 lead against Bandys after the first quarter.
Franklin now ahead 23-16 with 4:!5 left in the second quarter. Bandys shot just 22 percent (4-18) from the field in the first quarter. Franklin's Tory Agrusa injured and being attended to.
A trey by Kaitlyn Bishop puts Franklin ahead 27-16 — the largest deficit the Lady Trojans have faced all season. Ace Easter answers with a bucket and a foul.
Bandys gets hot to end the quarter, but Franklin leads 31-23 at halftime.
HALFTIME: Franklin 31, Bandys 23
Lackey picks up her third foul to start the quarter, but remains in the game. She was the team's leading scorer in the first half with 12 points.
Bandys with its fourth and-one of the game as Ace Easter makes a lay up, is fouled and gets the basket.
Madi Story makes Bandys first 3-pointer in the game. The Trojans were 0-for-5 in the first half, including 0-3 by Ace Easter.
Trojans trailing 37-33 with 2:33 left in the third quarter. Moretz calls timeout to regroup his troops.
Lackey's basket cuts Bandys' deficit to 37-35, but she picks up her fourth foul with 2:17 left in the stanza. She exists in favor of Camilla Drake.
Madi Story also picks up her third and fourth fouls before the end of the quarter. Franklin leads 42-37 at the end of three.
Franklin's Sarah Henson and Vanessa Agrusa both pick up their fourth fouls.
Madi Story's 3-pointer with 5:57 gives Bandys its first lead since the early going. Franklin's Tory Agrusa with her fourth foul.
Bandys has the last possession of the quarter with 49.6 seconds left, but can't score.
A 3-pointer by Ace Easter with 1:11 left gives Bandys 57-53. Lackey picks up her fifth foul on a drive by Henson and is replaced by Morgan Bibey.
Lady Panthers fight their way back. A basket by Kaitlin Bishop with 32.4 seconds left ties the contest at 59-59. Franklin calls timeout.
Bandys loses the ball. Franklin gets it with 10.9 seconds left. Lady Panthers call timeout.
Ace Easter comes up HUGEEE, taking a charge. Tory Agrusa fouls out. Bandys with 2.9 seconds left and the ball.
Trojans can't score, as we head to a second overtime.
Ace Easter going off in the second overtime. She's scored 6-of-7 points during this second extra session. Trojans ahead 66-63 with just over a minute left.
Morgan Bibey with two big plays to help her team. First, a steal that caused a fifth foul on Franklin's Sarah Henson. She made 1-of-2 free throws. Bibey also with a rebound on the next Franklin miss.
Trojans win their 31st game of the season, heading to their first state championship game since 1994.
FINAL: BANDYS 71, FRANKLIN 65 (2 OTs)