The R. W. Combs Lady Mustangs tangled with the Leatherwood Lady Wildcats in the semifinals of te 8th grade county tournament. At stake, a spot in the county championship game.
From the opening tip, the two teams pushed the ball up and down the floor at a staggering pace. R. W. Combs won the first round 15-9. The Lady Mustangs took control of the pace in the second period, and went into the locker room with a 30-17 advantage.
Leatherwood hit the floor in the third period determined to get back into the game, and forced R. W. Combs to settle into their game plan. The Lady Wildcats were able to more than double their total, but could not keep the Lady Mustangs from their best output of the game (49-35).
R. W. Combs slowed the pace in the forth quarter, limiting Leatherwood’s opportunities to cut into the lead. The Lady Mustangs were able to move on to the title game with the 60-45 win.
R. W. Combs (60) Hoskins 21, Campbell 9, Fannin 6, Gibson 2, and Proffitt 22.
Leatherwood (45) McIntyre 17, Adams 7, Brock 18, Caldwell 1, Fields 2 and Holbrook 2.
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