BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Linda Dixon's layup with 8.5 seconds
to play in overtime helped North Hardin to a 51-49 victory over
Clay County Wednesday afternoon in the opening round of the Girls'
Sweet Sixteen state basketball tournament.
North Hardin (24-7), winner of the 5th Region, advanced to
Friday's first quarterfinal game at noon CDT against Louisville
Clay County (28-6), champion of the 13th Region, nearly pulled
the game out at the end as Gemma Gray's 3-point shot near the top
of the key twice bounced off the right side of the rim as the
Clay County had a 48-45 lead with 1:12 to play in overtime after
Stephanie Jackson made one of two free throws, but Rae Chaun
Edwards made two free throws, and after a turnover, Dixon scored to
put the Trojans ahead with 45 seconds to play.
The Lady Tigers tied the game again as Jordan Phillips made one
of two free throws with 31.5 seconds to go before Dixon's winning
Dixon scored 14 points to lead North Hardin, while Mica Prince
added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Page Jackson of Clay County led all scorers with 17 points,
including a three-point play with 58.6 seconds in regulation to
send the game to overtime. Whitney Jackson finished with 12 points
and Stephanie Jackson 11 for the Lady Tigers.
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