Simon Kenton Advances Past Breathitt County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Sydni Wainscott's two 3s in the final
three minutes helped Simon-Kenton to a 46-37 win over Breathitt
County in the first round of the girls' Sweet 16 state basketball
tournament Wednesday.
"Our shooter is Chelsea (Tolliver), obviously, so I was trying
to get her the ball," Wainscott said. "Not thinking that they
were ever playing her. So eventually I had to step up and hit a
couple shots."
Simon-Kenton (28-4) will play in Friday's quarterfinals against
the winner of Wednesday's first-round game between Casey County and
Johnson Central.
Neither team managed a lead bigger than one basket in the second
half until Wainscott's 3s pushed the Lady Pioneer lead to 42-37
with 1:55 left in the game. The Lady Cats (23-8) could not muster
another basket, failing to score in the final 3:06 of the fourth
quarter. Simon-Kenton finished on a 9-0 run to seal it.
"This (game) was indicative of the games we've won this year,"
Simon Kenton head coach Jeff Stowers said. "We're gonna guard you,
and we would rely on our defense to win games. We just didn't hit
shots early in the game. But at halftime, we just decided to keep
the defense going and stay on track."
Tolliver led all scorers with 19 points, and Waitscott finished
with eight. Kendall Noble led Breathitt County with 11 points and
12 rebounds.
Breathitt County shot 6-for-14 (42.9 percent) in the first half,
while Simon-Kenton was 5-for-30 (16.7 percent) but still led 16-15
at halftime.
The Lady Pioneers forced the Lady Cats into 21 turnovers for the
game.


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