Clock strikes midnight on Sr. Girls thrilling WBC Tourney run
The Corning Senior Girls Basketball team exacted some revenge on their in county foe Rector Tuesday, November 27 at the Williams Baptist College Tournament. The Corning girls led wire to wire in what was an exciting back and forth game for the first three and a half quarters of play. Corning, behind solid free throw shooting, pulled away with a huge 19 point fourth quarter. The game was neck and neck going into the fourth quarter with the Lady Cats leading 26 to 22. Corning knocked down eight free throws in the final frame to ice the game away for a 45 to 34 victory over the Rector Lady Cougars. Corning didn’t settle down the stretch for the three ball going in the lane for every score. The Lady Cats knocked down five three-pointers in three quarters before that. Corning shot a salty 10 for 14 from the charity stripe. Kelsey Watson led the way in scoring with 15 points. Emma Russom netted 13 points going two for two from the line. Ariel Martin added 10 points to round out the Bobcat double digit scorers.
Game 2 vs Sloan Hendrix:
Corning used another big fourth quarter scoring barrage to down Sloan Hendrix and move into the finals for the Williams Baptist College Tournament on Thursday, November 29. Coach Jerry Songer had his girls ready to play from the opening tip with a big first quarter to jump out of the gates. Corning led 15 to 7 after the first quarter thanks to solid defensive effort on the floor and on the glass. Sloan Hendrix chipped away at the lead in the middle quarters hitting six three pointers during that span. Corning’s lead shrunk and Sloan Hendrix found themselves within a buck, 30 to 28 heading into the final quarter. Corning knocked down a season high in one quarter 13 free throws to put the Sloan Hendrix away. In fact, Corning was 23 of 28 from the free throw line, by far their best effort from the charity stripe this season. The final buzzer sounded and the Corning girls had earned a spot in the finals with a convincing 47 to 35 victory. Kelsey Watson had a game high 20 points going an impressive 14 of 16 from the free throw line. Emma Russom contributed 10 points and Katie Clifton added eight points in the victory.
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