The East Perry Lady Miners and the A. B. Combs Lady Bearcats duked it out on the hardwood for a spot in the 6th grade county finals. Despite a strong first half, the Lad Bearcats could not keep pace down the stretch as the Lady Miners went to the finals with the 39-22 victory.
After a strong to and fro scrimmage in the first period, East Perry held the 8-6 lead. Little changed in the second period, but the Lady Miners were able to prevail with the 19-14 advantage at the intermission.
The Lady Miners began to flex their muscles in the third period, and moved into a double-digit lead (30-18). The previous margin allowed East Perry to go on cruise control for the final frame, and they were able to come away with the 39-22 win.
East Perry (39) Hughes 5, Neace 15, Creech 9, Combs 4 and McAlarnis 6.
A. B. Combs (22) Green 14, Pennington 2, Adams 4 and Hamilton 2.
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