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Tigerette comeback turned back by Westmoreland
Feb 20, 2007 12:00 am
GORDONSVILLE — A gritty defensive effort by Watertown helped the Tigerettes cut into top-seed Westmoreland's lead Friday night. But time ran out on the No. 4 seed in the District 8-A semifinal as the Lady Eagles escaped to the finals with a 44-38 victory.
Westmoreland led 33-19 through three quarters before Watertown battled to within four points with 20 seconds left.
The Lady Eagles, known for their quick guard play, got 13 points from Miranda Hall and 10 from fellow post Kelsey Holmes as they advanced to Monday's 8 p.m. championship game against Gordonsville, which trounced Trousdale County 60-32 in Friday's second game.
"We did a great job on [Lindsey] Jones and [Kathryn] Urell," Watertown coach Jeff Luttrell, said referring to Westmoreland's top scoring threats. "We got a great defensive effort to hold them to 44. It's one of the best efforts we've had since I've been here [seven seasons].
"We made too many mistakes along the way."
Center Miaushia Thompson fired in 15 points and guard Brittnee Sells 14, including a pair of three-pointers, for Watertown. Sarah Reeder finished with five points while Sarah Page and Laura Clark each pitched in two as the Tigerettes dropped to 14-13 going into Monday's 6:30 p.m. consolation contest with Trousdale County.
Watertown and Trousdale will travel to either Red Boiling Springs or Jackson County in the Region 4-A opener next week.
Westmoreland led 10-4 following the first quarter and 24-15 at halftime.