Warhawks fly past Bearcats in opening round
by Tony McGuire
Game two of the 6th grade girls’ county tournament featured the Willard Lady Warhawks and the A. B. Combs Lady Bearcats. The game was tight throughout the first half, with the Lady Warhawks pulling away down the stretch.
A. B. Combs took the early lead, and held on for the majority of the first period. Willard began to make their move late, and tied the score at 5 just before the horn.
The Lady Bearcats pulled back in front early in the second period, and stayed one step ahead of the Lady Warhawks for much of the period. Willard again made a late run and tied the score before the buzzer. Going into the break, the game was tied at 12.
Willard exploded early in the third period, and raced out to a double-digit lead. By the end of the frame, the Lady Warhawks held the 28-14 advantage.
The Lady Warhawks went to cruise control for the final period, and when the horn sounded, they collected the win. Willard moved into the next round with the 36-18 win.
Willard (36) Cassidy Fields 29, Natalie Deaton 2, Nicole Engle 1, Lakisha Colwell 1 (2 pts on field goal in wrong basket).
A. B. Combs (18) Morgan Ison 9, Alex Miller 6 and Allie Campbell 3.
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