William James Middle School’s Lady Colonels claimed the Class A Area 1 tournament championship Saturday with a 20-19 victory over Lakeview. Elayna Gass hit the game-winning bucket in a defensive struggle with under two minutes remaining to lead William James with 11 points. The Lady Colonels will host the Class A State Sectional starting Saturday. The Colonels will battle McEwen for the area title tonight at William James after beating Lakeview 46-37 in the semifinals. The Colonels built a 12-point lead in the opening period and held off the Yellow Jackets with 17 points from Gray Michael and 12 from Clay Ruf. The Colonels and Warriors battle for the title tonight at 6:00. Dickson Middle School hosts Northeast in a 6 pm doubleheader then closes out the regular season Thursday at Montgomery Central.