On Tuesday, the A. B. Combs Lady Bearcats and the Buckhorn Lady Wildcats hooked up in the opening round of the 8th grade county tournament. The Lady Wildcats took the early lead, but could not stop the Lady Bearcats from putting together a come from behind win.
It was all Buckhorn in the opening period as they were able to jump out to the 8-4 lead. A. B. Combs turned the tables in the second period and went into the locker room with the 14-12 advantage.
Scoring dropped off considerably in the third period as both teams were over zealous in their bid for the lead. With six minutes remaining in the game, the Lady Bearcats held the 20-16 lead.
Buckhorn pushed the tempo in the fourth quarter, but could not neutralize the A. B. Combs lead. The Lady Bearcats were able to hold on for the 28-21 win.
A. B. Combs (28) Bowling 6, Stollings 6, Morris 3, Barnett 6, Green 5 and Pennington 2.
Buckhorn (21) Hickman 2, Whitaker 2, Bennett 5, Riley 8, Baker 2 and Johnson 2.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.