After a hard fought nail biter with the Breathitt County Lady Bobcats in the semifinals, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores found themselves in the championship game. The Lady Commodores would take on the Powell County Lady Pirates, who were also in a down to the wire nail biter with the Leslie County Lady Eagles in their semifinal match up.
Scoring was at a premium in the early going as both teams opened with their strongest defensive effort. Midway through, the game was tied at four. However, the pace would later pick up, and Perry Central would come away with the 14-10 lead.
The Lady Commodores would up the lead to seven points late in the half, but they would not be able to keep the Lady Pirates at bay. Powell County went on a late run that would tie the game at 23 going into the locker room.
Powell County would start the second half strong, and push their lead to six in the frame. Perry Central would spend the rest of the period battling back, and at the horn, the Lady Commodores would be up 37-36.
The Lady Commodores would continue to lead throughout the fourth period, and with a little more than three minutes on the clock, they were up by seven 50-43. Again, the Lady Pirates would mount a rally, and with two minutes to go, Perry Central was up four (53-49).
Powell County would cut the lead to three (56-53) with less than a minute to go, but Perry Central would stand strong down the stretch. The Lady Commodores went on to claim the win, and the title, by the final count of 59-54.
Perry Central (59) Kayla Rankin 19, Whitney Evans 12, Lyndci Combs 8, Perri Coots 8, Rachel Curry 2, Allie Sizemore 2, Kaitlyn Cornett 6 and Morgan Eddington 2.
Powell Co. (54) Lindon 7, Knox 2, Curtis 6, Peck 7, Rogers 21, Wells 3 and Spencer 1.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.