HONAKER — Someone forgot to tell Gate City that No. 8 seeds aren’t supposed to beat No. 1 seeds.
But that’s exactly what the Lady Blue Devils did Tuesday, stunning top-ranked Honaker 49-42 in the quarterfinals of the Region D, Division 2 tournament.
Gate City (8-15) trailed by a point after three quarters but outscored the Lady Tigers 19-11 in the final frame in advancing to a semifinal matchup with J.J. Kelly on Thursday.
Rachel Horner led the way with 19 points for the Lady Devils, while Taylor Evans added 13.
Rachel Artrip paced Honaker with 16 points.
J.J. Kelly 52, Coeburn 41
WISE — The Lady Indians scored seven straight points to open the third quarter and break a tie with the Lady Blue Knights.
J.J. Kelly (18-6) never looked back and sealed a win in the Region D, Division 2 quarterfinals.
Kaely Mullins tallied 15 points for the Lady Indians, while Ashley Mullins scored 12 points and collected 10 rebounds. Allison Mullins grabbed 13 boards.
Samantha Perry racked up a game high 19 points for Coeburn (15-9).
J.J. Kelly will play Gate City in the semifinals at Virginia High at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Virginia High 65, John Battle 49
BRISTOL, Va. — In a free throw frenzy, the Lady Bearcats went 20-of-31 from the charity stripe to stay ahead of the Lady Trojans.
Virginia High claimed a Region D, Division 2 quarterfinal victory as Savannah Pippin and Chelsea DeLapp knocked down 16 and 13 points, respectively. Abigail Shankel added 10.
Rye Cove 62, Twin Valley 51
PILGRIMS KNOB — Shasta Edwards amassed 28 points to lead the Lady Eagles in Region D, Division 1 quarterfinal action.
Rye Cove led by 12 at the break.
Christi Hood tossed in 10 points for the Lady Eagles.
Ervinton 48, Appalachia 29
NORA — The Lady Rebels had no trouble landing a Region D, Division 1 quarterfinal triumph thanks to the combined 36 points from Kelly Rasnick and Chelsea Hill.
Scoring 19 and 17 points, respectively, Rasnick and Hill set the pace for No. 2 seed Ervinton.
Erica Boggs topped the Lady Bulldogs with eight points.