Warren County Middle School’s Lady Pioneers advanced to the next level Monday night as they defeated Boyd’s Lady Broncos, 36-12, creating a matchup with the Centertown Lady Warriors.
Taking a huge lead, 22-5, going into the break, the Lady Pioneers distributed the basketball well with seven players hitting hoops for WCMS. The Lady Pioneer defense was able to contain Boyd’s offense as Lady Bronco Ava Jones hit for 6 points, heading up Boyd’s playmakers.
Kyra Perkins took her usual point position setting up Bella Bain, who topped the scoring charts Monday with a game-high 10 points for the Lady Pioneers followed closely by Kenslee Grisson with 8 points.
“The girls gave another great effort,” said Boyd coach Allison Stiles. “I was proud to see the improvement each of our girls made and to end our season with a challenging game for our girls to continue to learn and grow.”
Boyd’s best offense came in the second half, but the Lady Broncos couldn’t dig out of the earlier deficit.
Also scoring for the Lady Broncos were Emma Young with 4 points and Sydney Gilley who hit for 2 points.
Rounding out the Lady Pioneer points were Samantha McCormick with 6 points, Lydia White 5, Jaycie Hodges 4, Mary Grace Martin 2 and Kyra Perkins hit for 1 point.
The Lady Pioneers faced the Centertown Lady Warriors on Tuesday night to determine who would reach the championship game. Results were not available at press time.
Warren County Elementary Basketball Association 5-6 grade postseason tournament
Centertown Lady Warriors 34
Dibrell Lady Wildcats 7
Centertown Lady Warriors – Madison Johnson 10, Addison Johnson 5, Jaylie Sheehan 4, Liberty Simmons 4, Krista Chisam 2, Regin Grissom 2, Olivia Hamby 2, Abby Fann 2, Shelby Ford 2, Alyssa Mosley 1
Dibrell Lady Wildcats – Lily Rains 4, Sara Davis 2, Brianna Winkler 1