Lady Mustangs claim 6th grade championship

Tony McGuire — Sports Editor

November 13, 2013

After a long tournament, the 6th grade championship came down to the R. W. Combs Lady Mustangs and the Leatherwood Lady Wildcats. After a brief to-and-fro, the Lady Mustangs asserted themselves and galloped to the title 45-28.

In the early going, the Lady Wildcats were able to match intensity with the Lady Mustangs. However, at the end of the first quarter, R. W. Combs put together a couple of baskets to give them the 12-9 lead at the horn.

R. W. Combs began to pull away in the second period, eventually notching a double-digit lead. Going into the break, the Lady Mustangs held the 27-16 lead.

Scoring dropped off in the third period, but R. W. Combs managed to add to their lead. The Lady Wildcats found themselves at a 37-22 disadvantage going into the final period.

Leatherwood would not be able to erase their deficit in the final frame, allowing R. W. Combs to claim the championship with the 45-28 win.

R. W. Combs (45) Caudill 9, Sturgill 30, Hoskins 2 and Kilburn 4.

Leatherwood (28) Shell 12, Caldwell 8, Brock 6 and Fields 2.