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Greenwood Prepares To Make Run In 6A Tournament

Greenwood has opening round bye after earn No. 1 seed

GREENWOOD (KFSM) - There's one thing on the Greenwood Lady Bulldogs' minds - bringing home a state title. The 6A state tournament kicks off Tuesday and Greenwood is in good position.

"Being a one seed that puts us with a bye on the first round," Greenwood coach Jennifer Golden said. "So, we don't play until Wednesday at noon. So we're hoping to pack the house."

It was a hard fought season for these girls to get to that top spot in the tournament, which wasn't always an easy one.

"I think we've had a good season," senior outside hitter Erica Black said. "We've had our ups and downs like any other team would."

"We've really stepped it up this year compared to the past years," senior middle Kelsy Knox said. "I know we wanted first in conference, and that was a little bit tough, but we've came really close."

Not only do they come into the tournament with a first round bye, but they'll also be playing on their home court. Greenwood will be hosting the 6A tournament.

"It kind of is an advantage because we've been practicing at the arena, and we've been getting work out there. So, I think we might have an advantage," Knox said.

Despite having a leg up on the competition, they know it won't be easy. The Lady Bulldogs have their eye on on Russellville who they split their regular season series with.

"They're very scrappy. So, I think they'll be tough competition because they take what we give them, and bring it back over at us. But, I think we can pull through and come out on top," Black said.

They'll play the winner of Lake Hamilton and Jonesboro on Wednesday.