By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The Munford Lady Cougars have advanced to the Region 7-3A Semifinals with a 66-43 win over the Cordova Lady Wolves tonight in the Munford Gymnasium.
The Lady Cougars will play host to the girls and boys of Region 7-3A for the reminder of the week. Munford will take on the Bartlett Lady Panthers, champions of District 14-3A, tomorrow at 4 p.m. Bartlett advanced with a 69-39 win over the Brighton Lady Cardinals.
The Lady Cougars earned the match up with the Lady Panthers behind a balanced attack with four players finishing in double figures. Johnna Jones came off the bench and nailed big three-pointers to finish with 11 points. Munford senior standout Kierra Richardson slash to the basket for 11 points as well against Cordova.
Her backcourt mate and fellow senior Phenicia Howard added 10 points. And Munford freshman Gabby Crawford led the way with 23 points.
Dyer County and Arlington will join the Lady Cougars and Lady Panthers in the Semifinal round. The two winners of the semifinal games will advance to the Region 7-3A Tournament final and earn a spot in Sectionals.