ALEXANDRIA — Ursuline Academy has made it look easy thus far in the playoffs.
All three of the Lions' postseason wins have been by at least 20 points.
Can they continue that dominance one last time?
If so, the Lions will claim their second state championship in three years.
No. 3 Ursuline (23-3) plays No. 4 Lee Magnet (26-8) on Friday in the Division I title game of the LHSAA girls state tournament.
While Ursuline is looking to celebrate again just like it did in Hammond in 2016, Lee is hoping to take its first state championship back to Baton Rouge.
It's the second meeting of the season between the Lions and the Patriots.
Ursuline won the first game 56-44 in December in the U-High Tournament.
Lions' coach Andrea Williams is making sure her team knows that the first game has nothing to do with Friday's game, scheduled to tip off at 4 p.m. at Rapides Coliseum.
"That was a different part of the season," Williams said. "We're 0-0. That win to me means nothing. We take no one lightly and we take it one game at a time because they want to beat us as much as we want to beat them. Friday it's 0-0 and we are going to play like we never played that (first) game."
Kourtney Weber, a 5-foot-10 Florida State signee, leads Ursuline. Weber scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the semifinals against Loyola Prep. She was one of three Ursuline players to record a double-double. She was joined by 6-foot-3 center Kennedi Jackson (10 points, 10 rebounds) and 5-11 forward Kiersten Nelson (12 points, 10 rebounds).
Senior point guard Giordin Johnson also scored 10 points.
Lee counters with some towering size as well. Sophomore Makya Spears stands 6-6, while junior forward Reagan Williams is an even 6 feet. Guard Diamond Hunter led them in scoring with 24 points in the semifinals when they beat U-High 59-54 in overtime.
"I expect it to be another battle like the one we just had," Lee coach Valencia Wilson said. "It's going to be a great championship game that is played from beginning to end. They have great players, a great center, a great point guard. We have great guards and a great center as well. We are just going to play every possession and make every possession count."
Williams, who guided the Lions to a state championship two seasons ago with a starting lineup of all underclassmen, has a seasoned group now. Weber and Johnson are now seniors, along with reserves Ella Brown, Hannah Sieler, Christelle Louis Jeune and injured Kansas signee Brooklyn Mitchell.
She knows the challenges her team will face.
"I think they are very athletic and they press, press, press," Williams said. "The athleticism may be a challenge, but I think we match up with them position for position. Whoever wants it more is going to get it. It doesn't matter what the other team does because we can't control them. We have to just take care of Ursuline."