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SYLVAN HILLS GIRLS Bears back in state tournament

After a brief absence from postseason play, it looks as if the Sylvan Hills Lady Bears are headed to the state tournament.

They earn that berth despite a pair of losses to Little Rock Christian and Pulaski Academy.

But just because they have made it, doesn’t mean that head coach Shelly Davis is content with going in as a four seed and showing up for a first round game.

“I just don’t want to get there,” Davis said. “I want to get something done.”

Davis even expressed that she didn’t want to get in as a four, but that may be the Lady Bears’ fate. They are currently tied with Pulaski Academy with the Lady Bruins holding the tiebreaker as a result of the series sweep.

But just because they have suffered a couple of setbacks doesn’t mean that her players aren’t playing good basketball.

Sylvan Hills’ depth took a hit when point guard K.K. Fulton went down with a knee injury. Davis said she wouldn’t be surprised if her starting point guard would miss more action this week.

But Davis said the play of Jessica Brasfield has been outstanding in Fulton’s stead.

“She’s under control now,” Davis said. “She’s making so many good plays.”

The Lady Bears will likely find themselves matched up with Huntsville on the first day of the tournament.

But two games, one against North Pulaski and one against Jacksonville still loom to close out the regular season.

After that, the Lady Bears are Pine Bluff, and postseason bound.

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