This past Saturday, Georgia Robinson, the sensational senior guard from the rural community of Saline went to Benton, LA, which is an ever-growing, mini metropolis, just north of Shreveport. You could say she “went downtown”.
Actually, the daughter of Saline boys basketball coach Klint Robinson and his wife Autumn, who coaches the Saline girls track team, “went downtown” many times. In this case, the use of the phrase is what basketball players call making a three-point shot and Robinson made so many that at the end of the day she had earned the title as the Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association (LHSBCA) Regional 3-Point Champion.
Robinson, who at one point made an incredible 11 consecutive three-point attempts, won the girls competition at Benton High School over a plethora of shooters from Class 5A schools such as Parkway, Captain Shreve, Airline, Benton, & Haughton among others.
It wasn’t without controversy though. Initially it was declared that Robinson and a girl from Parkway had tied with the girl from Parkway taking the “shoot off” by a 4-3 margin. A later examination of the film showed that in the final round of regulation that Robison’s total had been miscalculated.
After much discussion it was determined that Robinson indeed was the winner and would move on to the state championship competition that will be held at Louisiana Christian University in Alexandria on March 19th against the winners from the other nine regions across the state.
The format had each competitor take shots each from the corner, wing, top of the key, wing and corner on opposite side). At each one of those positions the shooter had one minute to shoot four balls. Each shot made counted one point, with the 4th ball, or “money ball” counting as 2 pts. If there is a tie in the end, there is a 30 second shoot-off between the ones that are tied to determine a winner.
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