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Led by 8 seniors, the Lady Panthers are chasing greatness

Amber Hicks is one of the seniors leading the Lady Panthers Amber Hicks is one of the seniors leading the Lady Panthers
A'tyanna Gaulden is committed to Florida State A'tyanna Gaulden is committed to Florida State
Sherri Harris believes this is the Lady Panthers' year Sherri Harris believes this is the Lady Panthers' year

The Lady Panthers of Americus-Sumter have won their last 8 region games by an average of 42 points.

Americus-Sumter is 22 and 1 this season with their only loss coming in a tournament in Kentucky.

The Lady Panthers were knocked out of the elite 8 last year, and with 8 seniors on the roster, they believe this is the season they will bring the first state championship to Americus since 1955.

"Hoping to win our last game of the season," said head coach Sherri Harris. "So in order to do that we got to continue to do what we've been doing so far and finish out our regular season. And hopefully tune it up a little bit when we get into the region tournament. And then tune it full speed by the time the state playoffs roll around."

"This is like something I've been wanting since the 9th grade," said senior Kayla Howard. "And I'd hate to make it so far and then come a little short, but we not going to come short this year."

"We've been through a lot together," said McDonald's All-American nominee A'tyanna Gaulden. "I love her man she's trying to get me to be the woman that I am and a better basketball player. The things shes doing it's bettering me."

They close the regular season out with back-to-back home gains against Bainbridge and Lee County Friday and Saturday.

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