The LMS girls sent early shockwaves through the tournament, opening up with a four-overtime 22-19 instant classic win over previously unbeaten and second seeded Bridgeforth Monday night.
Leah Hollingsworth led the seventh seeded Tigerettes with 10 points, including two three-pointers, while Zachuriya O'Neal scored six points, Taianda Hutton chipped in with four points and Kendrah Ashby netted a deuce.
The Tigerettes (3-10) take on No. 6 Spring Hill (5-11) at 4:30 p.m. Friday with the winner moving on to Saturday afternoon's championship game, slated to start at 3:30 p.m.
The loser will play in the consolation game 1p.m. Saturday.
Southpaw point guard D'Andre Brown continued his outstanding season, leading LMS in the scoring column with 17 points; Jay Howard poured in 15 points, Tre Crutcher was also in double figures with 10 points, Caleb Fields netted five points, Tavi McLean drilled one three-pointer, and Keevon Maxwell, Donathon Tears and Grant Agnew all added two points apiece.
The top-seeded Tigers (13-0) take on host Lewis County (11-7) at 8:15 p.m. on Friday night in a round two battle.
The boys' championship game will begin at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Hohenwald.