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Big tournament night for the county

It may have been awhile since it has happened, but Wednesday, Feb. 10 was a banner night for high school girls basketball in Adams County as three local squads were on the court in tournament action, and all three brought home wins.

One of the best seasons in recent history for the West Union Lady Dragons continued as the West Union girls, behind 18 points from senior Mikayla Akers, knocked off the Northwest Lady Mohawks 48-38 in an-opening round sectional game played at Valley High School. With the win, their eighth of the season, the Lady Dragons now have to play giant killers as they advanced to the Division III sectional title game where they will face the number-two ranked in the state Lynchburg Clay Lady Mustangs. That game is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m., again at Valley HS.

Also at Valley on Wednesday night, the Peebles Lady Indians picked up a sectional tournament win as they easily handled the Adena Lady Warriors by a final score of 48-28. The Lady Indians were led by 23 points from junior Jessica Sowards and also moved on to a sectional final contest where they will see a familiar foe, the North Adams Lady Devils. That all-Adams County sectional title game will be played at Valley at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Finally, the Manchester Lady Hounds struggled through the regular season but found some redemption in their opening round sectional contest. On the floor at Northwest High School, the Lady Hounds defeated number-six seeded Sciotoville East 49-36, led by 20 points from senior Morgan Johnson. Manchester will also now be in a sectional championship game, facing fellow member of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference, the Fairfield Lady Lions. That All-SHAC battle is set for 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 13, again at Northwest HS.

Look for further reports on all these tournament contests in the Feb. 17 and Feb. 21 issues of The People’s Defender.

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By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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