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Monroe Girls win region title, Westover disappointed in defeat

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Monroe Lady Tornadoes are Region 1 4A champions after their 37-34 win over Westover Friday night.

They squeaked out a 3-point victory tonight against Westover, thanks to a clutch 3-point play by Kenshundra Price late in the 4th. The win capped a 16-0 perfect run through the region in the regular season and playoffs.

The loss was painful for the Lady Patriots who were eyeing a No. 1 seed after missing the playoffs last year.

Head Coach Lewis Smith says it was hard for him to see his girls crying at the end of tonight's game.

"Seniors are really hurt, because they put so much into it," Smith said. "All last year and this year, they've been second fiddle to Monroe. They really wanted to get this game to show that they were on the same level as the Tornadoes were and I wanted this for the seniors."

Both teams will host playoff games next week.

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