The Panthers of Tift Area are the top seed in Region 3-AAA tournament set to tip off on Wednesday.
"I think the defense has been the difference in the last two games," said head coach Dan Henderson. "I can't tell you what it means to them. They were so excited last night, I didn't know they were going to have enough energy for tonight but they did ... They wanted it all."
Tift Area defeated No. 2 seeded Deerfield Windsor and No. 1 seeded Southland Friday and Saturday, respectively, to become the top team.
They will travel to Tattnall Square Academy in Macon to play against Westminister.
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