It used to be enough for the Tennessee Temple girls basketball team just to get to the Region 3-A tournament.
This year the Lady Crusaders have a chance to win it.
Temple earned a spot in Thursday nights championship by beating Arts & Sciences 53-49 in a semifinal Wednesday evening at Tennessee Temple University.
It kind of feels like its all been a dream, first-year Lady Crusaders head coach Greg Brown said. Weve come so far from where we started the year, and all the credit goes to my girls. They believed they could do this, and that says a lot when youve been bad for a long time. Theyve been at the bottom of this region for years, and now they have a chance to finish on top.
Grace Academy beat Copper Basin 51-39 in the other semifinal, setting up a rematch of the District 5 championship. The Lady Golden Eagles won that game by three points, giving Temple a No. 2 seeding for the region tournament.