|MJ girls lose to Beech in 5AAA finals|
|Thursday, February 28, 2013|
SHACKLE ISLAND -- Playing disciplined basketball and shutting down Mt. Juliet's short-handed inside game, Beech defeated the Lady Bears 42-34 in Wednesday's Region 5AAA finals.
The Lady Bucs (26-8) will now host Region 6 runner-up Antioch Saturday at 7 p.m., which lost to Brentwood 45-39. Mt. Juliet (24-9) will visit Brentwood Saturday with a trip to the TSSAA state tournament on the line.
Mt. Juliet was without forward Ronjanae DeGray after she suffered a knee injury late in the second quarter. She took a spill after going for a rebound and had to be helped off the floor.