BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Leasia Wright scored 18 points and
went a perfect 11 of 11 from the foul line in leading DuPont Manual
to a 50-41 win over Perry County Central Wednesday night in the
first round of the girls high school basketball state tournament.
The Lady Crimsons (34-2) beat a Lady Commodores squad that, as
one of six schools to win 30 games coming into the state
tournament, was considered a major roadblock.
DuPont Manual got in front of Perry County Central 24-12 while
forcing the Lady Commodores (30-3) into 14 turnovers and 4-of-23
shooting from the field.
Perry County Central clawed back, thanks to double-double
performances from Kayla Rankin (18 points, 13 rebounds) and Kendall Noble (10 points, 11 rebounds), but the Lady Commodores never came closer than two points in the second half.
DuPont Manual advanced to play the winner of Muhlenberg
County-Montgomery County in Friday's quarterfinals.