MASSILLON OH- Springfield got to the regional tournament thanks in part to a dramatic fourth quarter comeback in the district semifinals to beat Southern Local.  On Thursday night in the regional semifinals, the Tigers would once again need some magic late in the game.  Dalton controlled much of the middle portion of this game.  After taking a three point lead after one, and a five point lead into the half, the Bulldogs owned the third quarter and took a 29-21 lead into the final frame.  The Tigers did not panic though.  They’d been in this situation before. The Tigers won the fourth quarter 23-4 on their way to a 44-33 victory putting them one win away from a trip to state.

Jacey Mullen put up a tremendous effort again for Springfield. The senior scored a game high 17 points to lead the way. Fellow senior Madi Lesnak found her groove in the final frame as well she scored all 8 of her points in the quarter.  Jameka Brungard was also in double figures for the Tigers with 12 points.

Springfield advances to the regional championship to play the same Buckeye Central team that knocked them out in the regional semifinals a year ago.  The game is set to tip off at 7:00 at Massillon Perry High School.