Ashland advances in Girls' Sweet 16

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Shelby Gransberry scored 24 points as Ashland Blazer defeated Henderson County 56-48 on Wednesday in the first round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Girls' Sweet 16.

Gransberry also had six rebounds and three blocked shots for Ashland Blazer (25-8), which faces the Danville-Shelby Valley winner on Friday at Diddle Arena. Mykassa Robinson added 11 points, three rebounds and three steals, and Alexis Robinson had nine points, four rebounds and two steals.

Ashland Blazer shot 50 percent and outscored Henderson County 19-6 in the final period. In fact, the Region 16 champion Kittens didn't allow the Lady Colonels a fourth-quarter field goal until 33 seconds remained in the contest.

Kacie Wallace scored 12 points for Region 2 champion Henderson County (24-6). Deasia Outlaw had 10 points and six rebounds.

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