Bearettes top East Hamilton 81-40 in 5-AAA final

Bradley Central's Halle Hughes and Kailey McRee reach for a rebound in the game against East Hamilton Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at Soddy-Daisy High School.

Bradley Central coach Jason Reuter set six goals for his girls' high school basketball team before the start of the season. Four down, two to go.

The Bearettes won Thanksgiving and Christmas tournaments and the District 5-AAA regular-season championship. On Monday at Soddy-Daisy, they captured the district-tournament title by disposing of second-seeded East Hamilton 81-40.

Bradley (29-0), the No. 2-ranked team in the Associated Press state poll, will host Cookeville in the first round of the Region 3 tournament Friday. The Bearettes ultimately want to get to Murfreesboro and bring home their sixth state championship, but first since 1976.

"We reached number four," Reuter said of his goals' list. "We're still seeking that elusive state championship.