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The Locker Room: Girls Basketball Sectional Semifinals (2)

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The Locker Room: Girls Basketball Sectional Semifinals (2)
The Locker Room: Girls Basketball Sectional Semifinals (2)
The Locker Room: Girls Basketball Sectional Semifinals (2)

Evening everyone, and welcome inside the locker room.

Alongside my buddy petar hood, my name is justin prince.

Petar, the boys are off tonight..

The ladies take center stage in a win or go home friday here in the locker room..yeah, pretty simple tonight across the board..

You win, and you play for a sectional championship on saturday..you lose, and your season is over..and we begin down at south side, where the lady archers were looking to avoid a letdown after taking down defending state champ homestead on tuesday..???juanita goodwell and her squad playing host to huntington north in the semifinal round of sectional six..???the vikings kept this thing close early on..

They trailed by just one at the half, but in the third quarter, south side hitting the gas pedal..

Shamari jackson the nice feed to taniece chapman..

???moments later, archers causing havoc in the back court..

This time it's chapman feeding shamari tyson for the easy two..

???vikings fighting to keep their heads above water..

Madalyn robrock doing her best to stop the bleeding..???but then just second later, the response from south side..

Tyson..

Pull up..

Pure..???and then right before the third quarter buzzer, jaci jones spinning into the lane..

She gets the roll..

???south side outscored the vikings by 15 in the third..

They go on to cruise, 76-59..

???staying in sectional 6..

The wayne generals taking on muncie central for the right to meet south side in the title game..???and the generals jumped in front quickly..

Cuh-ny-uh reece gives it up..

Gets it back, and splash from the top of the key..???later in the first quarter, wayne going inside..

And they do so with mya jackson..

The finish through traffic..???muncie central was held scoreless in the frist..

They finally get on the board in the second quarter on this dakota sloss pull-up j..

???that got the bearcats going..

They go on to roll, 49- 32... staying in class 4a... at carroll high schooll..

The host chargers facing leigha brown and her dekalb barons... 10 point game in the third... brown doing just about everything she can to keep her barons in this one... gets to the hoop..

The bucket and the foul... three point game cuts the lead to seven...then in the fourth... lead back to double digits... brown... just so good... the stepback three... she finished with a game high 37 points... but carroll starting to pull away late...kelli damman drives right down the lane... gets the hoop and the harm... she had 28... the three point play puts the chargers up 17... laney steckler a team high 31 for the chargers tonight... and carroll ends dekalb's season with the 89-71 win... 3 chargers get the winner between northrop and north side in the sectional final ... and this one was all bruins from the get go... early in the first... the feed inside to alicia tiney-williams... she gets the bucket to go in the paint... she had 16 points... 10 boards... northrop goes up 13....later in the quarter... bruins in transition... niomi dube the quick trigger... and it pays off... the three ball puts northrop up 18... but yeah they weren't done...more dube later in the first... three ball corner pocket... nothing but net from her... she had 17... scored her 1,000th career point too....but this was all arielle thatcher's night... she forces the steal... then gets the ball back and finishes down low... she had a game high 22 points...and northrop rolls the legends 82-35 your final... in the other semi-final..

A pair of first year coaches were hoping to get their teams to the title game..

Warsaw took on elkhart mememorial --------------- just before halftime..

Memorial goes inside to mya reeves who banks in the hook shot..

Chargers had a 17-13 lead at the break -------------- warsaw would get going to start the 2nd half..

Off the memorial miss..

Kaylee patton the long pass to kacey bragg who finsihs the layup..

Tigers cut the lead to two-------------- but the chargers would hold on..

Off the miss its reeves collecting and hitting the layup plus the foul..

Memorial wins 38-35..

???we move to class 3-a..

Sectional 21..

Wawasee taking on tippecanoe valley up at fairfield..???we pick this one up third quarter..

Tippecanoe valley's abby miller hits for 3 to give tv a 10 pt lead with 4:50 to go in the quarter..

???but the warriors came charging back..

Less than two minutes to play in the fourth, wawasee down two..

Casey schroeder wheels to the left through the lane and scores..

We're all tied up..???the vikings would re-gain a one point lead, but with 10 seconds left.

Aubrey kuhn gets the inbound, dribbles, drives to the basket and scores with one second left.

The desperation heave is off.

And wawasee wins a thriller, 40-39..

???the warriros move on to play the winner of 3-a #3 fairfield and northwood..

???these two teams met earlier this year and fairfield won by 13..

But it was the panthers jumping in front early..

Savannah feenstra for 2..

???the falcons..

20-2 on the season coming in..

They respond on the other end..

Felicity bontrager dodges two defenders and scores from 3 feet...????again though, northwood in the drivers seat early..

Kenzie bergman for 3.

That put her squad up by a triple..???but it's fairfield that ultimtely comes out on top..

40-32 the final..

To dwenger and sectional 22... carissa garcia and her concordia cadets facing leo.... start of the third... we're all tied at 17... sophia pierce hits the three from the corner... and the lions have the three point lead...but there was a whole lot of concordia after that... all tied up... chanteese craig... oh that's just not fair... come on..

The block and kick ahead to garcia..

She gets the bucket plus the foul..

Three point play..

And they weren't done..later in the third... craig... she can play some offense too... cleans up the garcia miss... and gets the putback... cadets up eight... but this was garcia's night... time winding down in the quarter... the stepback three from way downtown as time expires in the quarter... that put concordia up 13 after three...the cadets would go on a 22 nothing run before leo scored again... garcia game high 26... they roll to the 43- 23 win... 3 the cadets await the winner between angola and bishop dwenger... dwenger with the size advantage and using it early... ellen ross feeds olivia sterba down low... and the saints have the early two point lead...but they can shoot the ball pretty well too... later in the quarter... one point lead for dwenger... ross finds caitlyn ryan spotting up from distance... she drills the three ball... saints up four...but angola not backing down..

They can work down low too... ali cranston... that's a pretty up and under move from the senior... hornets within one... angola would battle all the way back to take the three point lead at half... and the hornets get the win to survive and advance..

57-53... ???sectional 23 semifinals..

Luers taking on columbia city..

The knights led by 18 at the half..

???and they were pouring it on in the third quarter..

Ashlynn gray bangs a triple off the offensive rebound..???same side of the floor..

Libby bierbaum wants three..

Give it to her..

???then it's janiya bright's turn to get in on the fun..

Luers opened the second half on a 22-0 run..

???c-city finally able to get on the board in the third quarter on this carly mabie lay-in..

???but the lead was too much to overcome..

Knights win easily, 60-27 3 ???so luers on to the sectional final..

They await the winner of marion and bellmont..

Good matchup here between a couple of 19-win teams..???and it was back and forth in the early stages..

Marion has incredible length insdie..

Jazmyn turner is part of that..

Into the passing lane, gets an easy two the other way..???bellmont doesn't quite have that length..

They got girls that can shoot it though..

Set em and spray em, courtesy of emily filling..

???then it's grace hunter..

Nearly makes her defender hit the deck..

Soft touch on the floater..

Bellmont has the lead early..???but rashaya kyle and company wouldn't let it stay that way for long..

Kyle, all 6'5' of her, had 15 to lead the giants..???marion will play luers tomorrow night..

45-34, they're winners tonight..

3 we've had a look at classes 4-a and 3-a..time to move down to 2-a now..and there were some pretty good matchups in the class tonight..there sure were.and we begin up at eastside.lindsey beard and her blazers coming off of tuesday's big win over south adams..

Taking on the canterbury cavaliers..the other section 32 semi--alaina rongos and her canterbury cavaliers--taking on the eastside blazers on their home court.tight game in the first half--canterbury starts to roll in the third.here's rongos with the stop, pump, and pop from the elbow--gets the jumper.canterbury leads by ten,watch this drive from eastside's maddisyn heffley.

The blazer blazes her way through the cavalier defense-- gets the layup to go--and takes a seat.that keeps eastside within eight.other end--sick move from canterbury's grace sullivan.

Crosses her over--steals her boyfriend!--and gets the lefthander to drop--keeping the cavaliers up by diuble digits.eastside would get as close as five late in the fourth--with plays like these.

Another fastbreak--heffley finds sullivan kessler for the also lefthander--but it woudln't be enough.canterbury pulls out a tough win--54 to 41--and they advance to the section 32 championship tomorrow.

Alaina rongos - canterbury - "on tuesday night, we came here to watch their game, so we knew their style of play.

And then those last two days of practice we really just focused on like what we needed to do on offense to go against their defence.

And i think, like, our excitement, and we knew we had a lot of momentum coming in, coming off like four out of five wins these past two weeks."canterbury head coach joihn beckman - "i mean, we kind of got beat up through the season with a lot of losses, kind of with the schedule we played.

I thought that that gave us a little bit of confidence to come in here to compete with these teams."

???bluffton and adams central meeting up in a class two-a sectional semifinal game.???we pick this one up in the third-- the bluffton tigers had a big first half--up by seventeen--???but don't count adams central out.

It's plays like this from the freshman sage hammond-- the steal and the layup-- keeping the game within fifteen.???but the tigers strong with the ball as well.here's grace miller on the break--she goes up--gets it to go!and one!????that keeps bluffton up big.

The flying jets still have some fuel.

Off the miss-- it's courtney lotter with the put back-- keeping them in the game.????but bluffton is just too much.

Here's allison powers on the putback for two.tigers still up in the fourth--and that's your final.

???bluffton wins 29 to 22--and the tigers have won sixteen-- and advance to the section 32 championship tomorrow, emme boots - bluffton - "in the frst came out really strong, and like, in the third quarter we got a little tired, but we knew we needed to stay in it.

We just kept pushing until the end.

Teaching us that if we play together, we can accomplish more.

So the more together we are, the more we can do as a team."grace miller - bluffton - "so what we've learned through this is no matter how bad you play, you need to work hard to pull out the w.

Whether it's good defense, or just being scrappy.

You just really want to push it out to the very end."

???lets take this one out to central noble where they play host to prarie heights ???central noble meleah leatherman collects the steal andshe'd finish the easy left hander???central noble this time sydney freeman would get the stealthis press would give prarie heights trouble all night???central noble meleah leatherman loves going to that lefthand doesnt she???central noble sydney freeman.

Defender with the headfake and she'd add a little that finish ???central noble would have no trouble with this one... ???keeping this one at central noble westview taking on bremen ???bremen karlee feldman making her way to the rimfor the bucket???bremen here's feldman again cleaning up on the boards down lowand she'd get the bucket and foul ???westview payton may would knock down the corner three???bremen but erin coffel would come right back down beat the defender with an in and out dribble and finish at the rim ???bremen would take this one 71-46 3 3 3 3 congrats

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