published Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Meigs upsets Sequatchie in region game at Dunlap

Meigs County held Sequatchie County to five points in the third quarter and upset the District 6 champion 50-42 in a Region 3-AA girls’ quarterfinal Friday at Dunlap.

Tye Anderson had five of her 15 points as Meigs County (13-17) broke a 25-25 halftime tie and took a 37-30 lead to the fourth quarter, when the Lady Tigers made 7 of 12 free throws. Amanda Tilley added 13 points.

Katherine Barker scored 12 of her 16 for Sequatchie (23-7) in the fourth quarter. She also totaled seven rebounds, six assists and four steals.

District 5 champion McMinn Central improved to 31-0 by beating Bledsoe County 85-28 at Englewood behind 18 points from Jenna Adams, and third-seeded Brainerd beat host Grundy County 55-50. Antionetta Ivey led the Lady Panthers with 12 points, while Kellie Smith, Bresha Battle and Tyresha King scored 11 apiece.

n Region 3-AAA: In the only boys’ region semifinal played Friday, Walker Valley got 26 points from Jake Trotter and defeated Central 53-48.

In the girls’ tournament, Cumberland County beat Soddy-Daisy 56-40 as Mandy Moss made three of her four 3s and scored 11 of her 22 points when the Lady Jets outscored the Lady Trojans 23-8 in the third quarter. Brandi Green scored all seven of her points in the third. Taylor Williams ended with 13 for Cumberland, while Soddy-Daisy got 10 from Emily Ricketts.

The Bradley Central girls beat Ooltewah 64-36 behind 28 points from Katie Davis and 14 from Haley Ervin. Stephanie Braz led Ooltewah with 16. Walker Valley pulled away from a two-point lead after one quarter and cruised past Central 65-26. Brooke Hamby’s 22 points led the way.

n Region 3-A: Terilyn Rodriguez’s 18 points led top-seeded Arts & Sciences past Silverdale Baptist 68-31, and the Lady Patriots will play Grace in Monday’s semifinals after the Lady Golden Eagles beat South Pittsburg 61-40 in their game Friday. Kaylan Dilts led Grace with 18 points, and Kaitlyn Eldridge scored 15.

Copper Basin got 13 points apiece from Brianna Hyatt and Mallory Payne and Lindsey Cole added 12 in a 49-37 victory over Lookout Valley that puts the Lady Cougars in Monday’s semifinal against Tennessee Temple. April McCann ended her Lookout Valley career with 18 points.

n Georgia Class AAAA: The Northwest Whitfield girls avenged one of their two losses by defeating Loganville 55-40 in the first round of the state tournament at Tunnel Hill. Quaneisha McCurty led the Lady Bruins with 16 points and six rebounds, and Baleigh Coley contributed 10 points and nine assists. Northwest (27-2) will host a second-round game Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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