The regional basketball tournament held at Century High School last week pitted area teams against eachother for a chance to extend their seasons.
Cairo met the Meridian High School Bocats in the 1A Regional Championship game on Friday evening.
Game 6 was an aggressive match up that saw both teams fight back and forth for the lead over a majority of the four quarters.
Cairo Coach Brian Brantner expressed his gratitude towards the team he has worked with for the past several months.
“We’re a really balanced team,” said Brantner. “It’s been a different kind of year. We went up against teams that had more resources than us and we did well.”
Brantner also went on to commend Jarvis Woodson for his leadership skills and tenacity..
“Jarvis is our emotional leader,” said Brantner. “There’s no quit in him.”
The Pilots were victorious over Meridian with a score of 68 – 65.
At the time of printing Cairo had a record of 15 – 13.
“I couldn’t be prouder of these guys,” said Coach Brantner. “Our schedule was brutal but they stuck with it and it payed off.”
George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen