BIRMINGHAM - The Valley Lady Rams sped up the game and raced into the AHSAA Class 5A Girls state finals with a 60-50 win over defending state champion Center Point (formerly Erwin)on Thursday in Birmingham.
Valley (26-2) had 14 turnovers in the first half and trailed 31-24. Coach George Grimes said his team was playing too slow.
"Our pace is fast," he said.
The Rams made the adjustment in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 46-19 while reducing their turnovers to only three.
Audianna Walker led Valley with 20 points. Alexia Huguley added 12 and Breyunna Bussey had 10.
Center Point (25-9) was paced by Keonna Farmer's 22 points and eight rebounds.