Front row, from left: Manager Kadynce Tregoning, Daylynn Harris, Kassidy Taylor, and Brooklynn Ralls. Back row: Alivia Ming, Anniston Steinmann, Briley McBride, Jaylyn Rademaker, Cameron Tregoning, Emmy Vinson, Ayva Rush, Brianna White, Gracie Wiggs, head coach Beth Palmer, assistant coach Michelle Steinmann, and scorekeeper Rachel McBride.

Vienna Lady Rams claim regional crown, headed to state

Start spreading the news: the Vienna Lady Rams junior high basketball team is headed to the state tournament.

The Lady Rams won the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class M Region 2 Tournament over the weekend by downing Eldorado 44-33 in the regional championship game Saturday afternoon.

Vienna reached the regional championship thanks to a 47-28 victory over Hardin County on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Vienna kicks off play at the SIJHSAA Class M state tournament Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Rend Lake College in Ina against Sparta (Region 4 champion), with the winner taking on the winner of either Christopher (Region 2 winner) or St. Clare (Region 6 champion) on Monday at 6 p.m. 

The state tournament concludes Friday, Jan. 25 at Ina, with the third-place game set for 6 p.m. and the championship to follow at 7:30 p.m

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