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Simsboro advances to Class B Finals

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Tigers to face Zwolle for championship
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Photo by ANDY CROSS - Sophomore forward Jakemin Abney (14) led the way with 19 points Wednesday as Simsboro High School advanced to the Class B state championship game with a 78-41 win over Hicks at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.

Five years of frustration melted away for the Simsboro High School Tigers Wednesday night as they topped Hicks to advance to the Class B state championship game for the first time since 2013.

The 78-41 win for the top-seeded Tigers propels Simsboro into the Class B championship game against second-seeded Zwolle.

That title game against the defending Class B champion is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. It will be the first championship game appearance for Tigers since 2013, when Simsboro fell 53-37 to Madison Prep.

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