Ingomar is the underdog, but that is nothing new
What: Third round of the playoffs
When: February 27th at 7 pm
Baldwyn comes in to the contest with a record of 22-5. They have outscored their playoff opponents by an average margin of 36 points.
According to MaxPreps, they are the #3 ranked 1A girls team in Mississippi.
They are led by I’Yana Ragin with 16.5 points per game. Amarie Anderson averages just under 10. 5 other players average around 5 points per contest.
The Lady Falcons
Ingomar enters the contest with a record of 13-22. They have won their two playoff games by a margin of 22 points.
The Lady Falcons won both of their two playoff games on the road as underdogs.
Katie Beth Hall leads in scoring with 9 points per game. Kylee Johnson and Sanaa Finley each score just over 8 points per game. Macie Phifer averages nearly 7 per game.
The Lady Falcons, after years of dominance and being the overwhelming favorite, were supposed to be having a down year. Yet, here they are, in the quarterfinals again.
Picking up a pair of road wins as the underdog in the playoffs is no small feat. In the entire state in all classifications, Ingomar is the biggest underdog according to MaxPreps.
Baldwyn has been ranked as the #1 team in 1A by some publications. They have a senior laden team that is very dangerous.
For Ingomar to win, they must execute coach Trent Adair’s gameplan to near perfection. Sanaa Finley has been in big games like this before, whereas a large percentage of the Lady Falcons are learning as they go.
If Katie Beth Hall can get hot from outside and the Ingomar ballhandlers can handle the pressure, this could be a much closer game than a lot of people think.