The R. W. Combs Lady Mustangs and the Leatherwood Lady Wildcats hooked up in the 8th grade semifinals of the Perry County tournament. The Lady Mustangs set the tone early, and completed the run with the 44-21 win.
The Lady Mustang defense controlled the game from the onset, and spotted them to the 16-2 lead in the first six minutes. R. W. Combs continued their barrage in the second period, and went into the intermission with the 35-7 advantage.
Soon after the second half began, the Lady Mustangs were able to set the clock in motion. This allowed R. W. Combs to empty their bench. Leatherwood was able to stay close during the period, and ended the frame trailing 44-12.
The R. W. Combs troops continued to hit the floor in the final period, while Leatherwood began to cut into the lead. Time would run out with the Lady Mustangs claiming the 44-21 win (putting them in the championship game).
R. W. Combs (44) Sturgill 23, Campbell 5, Kilburn 6, and Hoskins 10.
Leatherwood (21) Shell 3, Brock 6, Adams 3, and McIntyre 9.
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