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WOLFE COUNTY LADY WOLVES WIN 55TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT!
Wolfe County Lady Wolves Win 55th District Tournament!

Lady Wolves Capture 55th. District Crown

Advance To 14th. Region final Four

 

Campton, KY- The Wolfe County Lady Wolves basketball team captured their first-ever 55th district girl’s basketball championship this season and advanced to the 14th region final four for only the second time in school history.

            After a first round victory over Riverside Christian School, the Lady Wolves were set to face powerhouse Breathitt County in the district championship. The mighty Lady Kats came into Rose gymnasium with an unprecedented streak of 10 straight district championships, and appeared to be planning to celebrate an 11th. Coach Gary Brown and the Lady Wolves had other plans.

            From the start of the game Coach Brown’s strategy was obvious, draw the much larger Lady Kats out to defend, and then beat them with quickness. Patience and persistence paid off for the Lady Wolves and they found themselves down only four points at halftime over the heavily favored Breathitt team. This was due to excellent guard play by Brittany Ross and Lydia McIntosh and the Senior experience of Cassie Spencer, Jessica Hurt, Kelly Hollon, and Katie Adams all of whom had been here before.

            When the third quarter started, the Lady Wolves took it right to the Lady Kats, showing no signs of intimidation. They stuck to the game plan, and when the horn sounded to end the quarter, the Lady Wolves were in control with a one point lead. Halfway through the 4th quarter the Lady Wolves looked confident, and the Lady Kats looked confused; they weren’t supposed to be in this position. Every time the Lady Kats made a run, the Lady Wolves had an answer. Key contributors Kaylee Miller, Chalese Triplett, and Kendra Willoughby made crutial plays, and the crowd at Rose Gymnasium was starting to believe. When the final horn sounded the Wolfe County Lady Wolves had pulled off the shocker; they had toppled goliath by a score of 46-44.

            The next week saw the Lady Wolves travel to Perry County to face the Estill County Lady Engineers in the opening round the Girl’s 14th. Region tournament. Coming off the momentum of their District championship, the Lady Wolves easily handled the Estill team and won by a score of 56-42. This victory paved the way for the Lady Wolves to advance to the regional final-four for only the second time in school history. Wolfe County would eventually lose to Regional Giant Perry County Central, but their dramatic run at the end of the season was one that won’t be soon forgotten.   

             

 

 

  

 





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