After losing to the Franklin County Lady Flyers (33-5) 55-51 in the state semifinals last season, the Lady Titans were victorious a year later, winning their first state championship in school history by a score of 85-71 on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.
All-tournament team and tournament MVP Seygan Robins proved why she is a top contender for Miss Kentucky Basketball next season. The junior scored 86 points in the four-game span and frustrated her opponents all through the tournament. Having four other D-I commits as teammates certainly helps too. Here is a recap of the Lady Titans’ magical run to their first ever state championship.
Mercer vs. Franklin Co.
The Lady Titans didn’t miss a beat heading into the championship game, never trailing and taking it to the Lady Flyers all game long.
Robins started off the game by nailing a three-pointer, one of her three on the night, and the Lady Titans never looked back, ending the first quarter with a score of 26-11. Junior Emmy Souder also made her case for MVP as she played her best basketball in front of her future coaches and school. The NKU commit was a force on the boards, pulling down 33 rebounds throughout the tournament.
Head Coach Chris Souder couldn’t be prouder of this group of girls, but he already has the right mindset heading into the offseason.
“People don’t understand what a commitment it is to be a part of our program,” said Souder. “We will probably take off until April and go right back at it.”
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