Kelsey Kilgore and Alyssa Coppinger combined for nine 3-point goals and 45 points Wednesday and Whitwell defeated Silverdale Baptist Academy 65-41 in the final of the Region 3-A girls' basketball tournament at Sale Creek. Both teams will play in state sectionals Saturday with Whitwell playing at home.
Kelley Smiddie is a sports writer who has worked at the Times Free Press for 12 years. He covers high school sports and softball. Kelley’s hometown is Chattanooga, and he graduated from Brainerd High School and graduated Chattanooga State and UTC. Contact Kelley at 423-757-6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.