HAMMOND — It all comes down to one game.

HAMMOND — It all comes down to one game.

The third-ranked Anacoco Lady Indians (26-7) and the top-seeded Florien Lady Blackcats (39-2) will take to the court for the final time this season at 2 p.m. today at the University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond to determine the Class B champion.

The game can be heard live on 93.5-FM KJAE with B1 Boomer on the call.

These two teams have a storied basketball tradition.

The Florien Blackcats, with veteran head coach DeWain Strother, have appeared in the state tournament 16 times, with five championships and five state runners-up to their credit, while the Anacoco Lady Indians, with head coach Michele Goins, are making their 15th appearance in the state tournament, with nine championships won.

In finals games, the Lady Blackcats are 5-5, while the Lady Indians have never lost, an amazing 9-0 record. One of those games came against each other in the year 2000, with the Lady Indians winning in Monroe, 64-55.

However, neither have won a state champioship in a number of years, with Anacoco's last title coming in 2002 and Florien's in 1994.

That all will change for one team at about 3:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, while the other will see its drought extended for at least another year.

The Lady Blackcats, as the top seed in the tournament, received a bye in the first round and defeated both Midland and Hathaway at home before disposing of Holden on Monday in the semifinals, 62-58, avenging a loss last year in the Class B title game.

Anacoco had an opening-round bye and downed both Glenmora and Zwolle at home to advance to its third meeting with the second-ranked Fairview Lady Panthers in the semifinals. The Lady Indians ripped Fairview in the semfinals, 54-36, to advance to today's contest.

The Lady Blackcats will likely start the quartet of junior Aja Law, senior Ashlyn Anthony, sophomore Morgan Miller and Kendra Richardson. The usual fifth starter is MaCayla Miller, a senior. However, she has a knee injury which may prevent her from playing today, meaning either Kylee Strother or Gracie Sylvia could draw the start.

AS for the Lady Indians, the quintet of Whitney Goins, Allie Haymon, Annabelle Sellers, Korie Kreps and Layken Moore should draw the start, with Cammy Hooks, Courtney Dowden, Ellie MacDonald and Ashlynn Chaney seeing time off the bench.