By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Wildcats win wild one
Placeholder Image
Rachel Johnson was named the MVP of the fifth- and sixth-grade girls elementary league, but she was MIA most of the league’s tournament championship game. Held to just two points through three quarters, Johnson scored three points in the final quarter and hit a game-winning free throw with two seconds to go in overtime to help the Dibrell Lady Wildcats defeat the Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneers 35-34.Foul trouble and a fired-up Lady Pioneer defense kept Johnson in check for most of the game, but Bailey Barrett picked up the slack for the Lady Wildcats.Barrett scored 21 points and did most of her damage from the free-throw line. Barrett finished 13-of-20 from the charity stripe, including hitting five freebies in the fourth quarter and two more in overtime.Saturday night’s championship game went down to the wire, which most people expected when Dibrell and Warren County took the court at Centertown Elementary School.Both teams finished the regular season at 11-1 and the teams split the regular-season series.