Lady Sandies Deny Timberview Again, Head Back to State Tournament
Posted By: Mike Roden - 2/23/2019 9:38:00 PM

Just like last season's 5A state championshp game against Mansfield Timberview, defense was the difference again for the Amarillo High Lady Sandies on Saturday in the Regional championship game against the same team.

Amarillo High edged Timberview 47-45 in Snyder for the Regional title and a return trip to the State Tournament in San Antonio.

After UIL realignment moved Timberview into the same Region as Amarillo High, the teams met two rounds earlier this season but the outcome was the same.

Led by Zayla Tinner, the Lady Sandies took a five point lead at halftime and led by as many as nine in the second half before Timberview made a run. However, Amarillo High made just enough stops on defense and then made their free throws down the stretch to take the win.

Zayla Tinner led AHS with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Brooke Urban, who made the game winning basket in the regional semifinal win over The Colony on Friday, scored 10 points against Timberview.