December 5, 2007 Edition

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Lady Eagles, Bobcats come
up short in WBC semifinals



Lady Bobcat Alivia Hackworth jumps to take a shot over two Pocahontas defenders during the semifinals of the Williams Baptist Tournament. The Lady Redskins defeated Walnut Ridge 59-36 to advance to the finals.
TD Photo ~ Debbie Richey


A Southside player finds herself tangled up in Hillcrest's defense as Jessica Broadway (left) and Tamara Evans double-team her. The Lady Screamin' Eagles lost the semifinal game 57-45.

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The seeding held to form in the girls bracket of the 48th Annual Williams Baptist High School Basketball Tournament, as the top four teams advanced to Fridays semifinals.

Hillcrest - Southside girls

The second-seeded Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles met third-seeded Southside in the first girls semifinal match.

The Lady Southerners slipped past the Lady Screamin' Eagles for a 14-6 lead closing the first quarter. Hillcrest was unable to get their bearings and continued to trail 26-12 at the halftime break.

The Lady Eagles began to warm up after halftime, but still trailed 39-24 after three quarters. Hillcrest was able to cut the deficit to 10 points with 1:58 at 50-40, but could get no closer, as Southside advanced with a 57-45 win.

Breanna Doyle led Hillcrest with 16 points. Jessica Broadway, Natalie Johnson and Whitney Jones all had six points each, and Terra Polston added a three-pointer.

WR - Pocahontas girls

The top-seeded Pocahontas Lady Redskins earned a spot in the finals with a 59-36 win over the fourth-seeded Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats.

The Lady Redskins took control of the game early, taking a 19-10 first-quarter lead and extending the lead to 37-23 at halftime.

Pocahontas led a physical match and increased their lead to 44-28 after three quarters.

Rachel Looney led the Lady Cats with nine points. Vanessa Oliver added seven points, and Alivia Hackworth contributed six. Chelsea Treadway, Chelsey Linebaugh, Carrie Massey and Staci Spargo each had three points, and Regan Jean added two points.

Finals

Led by a 25-point performance by London Roberts, Southside’s Lady Southerners upset top-seeded Pocahontas 51-47 in the girls final on Saturday night.

Megan Flanagan led Pocahontas with 12 points.

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