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Girls' Basketball finishes season #4 in AJC poll
March 14th, 2011
After a season which saw a region championship, a playoff run to the Elite Eight, and undefeated sub-region, the Golden Lions varsity girls' basketball team concluded the season ranked #4 in the Final Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAA Poll.
The Golden Lions completed the season with a 25-6 record, and the first region championship in four years. SPX knocked off defending state campion, Columbia, 43-40 on a last second shot by junior Anne Lloyd Bean in the finals. The wins were the most in a season since the 2006-07 State Championship campaign. SPX also defeated rival Marist for the first time since that same season.
Junior Sydni Payne led the Golden Lions in scoring, with juniors Emma Ucinski and Anna O'Donnell being voted to the All-Region team by region coaches. O'Donnell also took the Region Tournament Most Valuable Player award. All five starters, including Elizabeth Elliott return for next season. The Golden Lions graduate just one senior.
Other members of the team include: Taylor Krause, Dylan Krause, Mary Kate Standard, Lily Williamson, Aarika Znosko, Liz Schneider, Anna Kate Shepherd, Mackenzie Garrison, and Avery McKenna.