This year, two APS teams in the Douglass Astros and the Therrell Panthers will represent APS in the final four.

Both of the teams are coming out of the AA bracket and are looking forward to bringing state titles back to the city of Atlanta.

For the Astros, this is their first final four appearance since 2007 and look to keep on making history to bring the school its first girls state title but head coach Alana Allen knows what has to be done to make history.

“We know that the championship is going to come out of Augusta,” said Allen.

“Last year we lost to an Augusta team [Josey] and the year before that we lost to Laney. If we beat Augusta, we go to the championship. They have a great team and coach but we are excited and not finished.”

The Astros will be lead by Jacksonville State commit and senior point guard Nekiyah Thompson who leads the team in scoring.

Senior forward Kayla Pruitt and junior center Ikenya King will have pivital roles as they look to defend and dominate the paint as they have all season.

After losing the region title to the South Atlanta Hornets, the Therrell Panthers have bounced back to make it to the Final Four.

If not for the Hornets loss to Vidalia, the possibility of an All APS championship would be one game away from reality.

The Panthers pulled off a road victory against the Northeast Macon Raiders Wednesday evening sending them to Milledgeville.

They have been on fire since the start of the playoffs, winning all three of their games by double digits. Their opponent, in the Elbert County Blue Devils look to spoil their title hopes as they come in with a 28-3 overall record.

In order to advance to the state title game in Macon, the Panthers will rely on team captain Cameron Fortson to lead them to the promised land.

Both games will be held at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. The Panthers will tip off at 4 p.m. while the Astros will follow at 6 PM

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