The PHS varsity girls advanced to the championship game of the Highland Tournament with preliminary round victories over Knox County and Scotland County.

The boys and girls title games were supposed to be played Saturday but were postponed due to inclement weather. 

The girls championship game against Macon has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the boys title game to follow.

Macon comes into the contest with an 8-4 record and a reputation for being aggressive on defense.

“Macon is going to bring some major pressure,” said Coach Chris Parsons. “We are going to have to handle the ball and really limit turnovers.”

Meanwhile, Parsons was pleased with his team’s defense during the tournament so far.

The top-seeded Lady Panthers (10-1) reached the title game with a tough 44-34 win over fourth-seeded Scotland County, Wednesday.

Palmyra trailed 15-9 early and went into the third quarter up by two before out-scoring their opponents 12-4 down the stetch.

Palmyra opened the tournament Monday with a 74-53 win over eighth-seeded Knox County.

Palmyra fell behind 16-11 in the first quarter, but came back with a 19-11 run to lead by three at the half and then went on a 26-15 third-quarter run to take  control of the game.

The top-seeded Lady Panthers will begin Tony Lenzini Tournament play at 4:30 p.m. Monday when they take on eighth-seeded Van-Far.