The Chipley Tigers defeated the Baker Gators 69-60 Friday, once again claiming the District 3-1A championship and showing their status as a 1A basketball powerhouse.

Sophomore Kelvin Dean and Senior Adrian Sims made all of Chipley's 29 first half points, with Dean being the game's led scorer at 24 points.

Chipley will now host Franklin County in the Region semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Tickets will go on sale at 5:45 p.m. Thursday and will cost $7. Only one ticket will be sold per person, and you must be present to purchase a ticket. The only passes accepted will be valid 2016-17 State Series Passes.