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Lady 'Toppers trump Tribe for district title; Lady Falcons rally to defeat 'Blazers

February 17th, 2014 11:02 pm by Dave Ongie

Lady 'Toppers trump Tribe for district title; Lady Falcons rally to defeat 'Blazers

Dobyns-Bennett's Sasha Morrisette (14) battles her way past Grace Herrin (15) of Science Hill during Monday's 1-AAA title game. (Ned Jilton II photo)

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Dobyns-Bennett’s girls couldn’t scale the Hill, but the Volunteer Lady Falcons finally got over the hump against Daniel Boone in the District 1-AAA tournament Monday night at Viking Hall.

The top-seeded Lady Hilltoppers beat the third-seeded Lady Indians 65-39 to capture their fourth consecutive district tournament title.

In the consolation game, No. 2 Volunteer beat the fourth-seeded Lady Trailblazers 60-54 in overtime after losing to Boone three times during the regular season — twice in conference play and once during the Doc Maples Classic in December.

Science Hill knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced D-B to commit 21 turnovers to move to 30-0, locking up the school’s fourth straight 30-win season.

Keisha Gregory scored 13 of her 19 points in the second quarter to help the Lady Hilltoppers pull away. Tournament MVP Tianna Tarter led Science Hill with 21 points.

Sasha Morrisette netted 18 points to lead D-B, which kept the game close for a quarter before the Lady Hilltoppers caught fire and outscored the Tribe 21-7 in the second period.

After Savannah Felgemacher hit a pair of foul shots with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the consolation game at 48, Volunteer opened the overtime period on a 5-0 run and never looked back.

Felgemacher led the Lady Falcons with 15 points. Lindsey Overbey added 14 and freshman Josie Salyer scored 13.

Autumn Bradshaw scored 16 to lead Boone. Jaclyn Jenkins had 13 and Taylor Carmichel chipped in with 12.

D-B and Science Hill will both host first-round Region 1-AAA games on Friday night. Boone and Volunteer will head out on the road.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Tuesday's print edition or our electronic edition.

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