Anderson County girls defeat Simon Kenton, repeat in Eighth Region

Anderson County girls defeat Simon Kenton, repeat in Eighth Region

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Anderson County girls defeat Simon Kenton, repeat in Eighth Region

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Eriel McKee poured in 32 points, collected 11 rebounds and had five steals to lead Anderson County to the girls’ Eighth Region Tournament title, in a 49-38 win over Simon Kenton in Sunday’s championship game at Grant County.

The Bearcats (26-4) repeated as Eighth Region champions.

Abby Owings paced the Pioneers (29-3) with 14 points.

: Michaela Ware hit a driving layup as time expired in overtime, lifting Newport Catholic past Notre Dame 48-46 in the title game at Northern Kentucky University, and NewCath’s first Sweet 16 berth since 2011.* Ninth at Bank of Kentucky Center

: Erin Boley had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Elizabethtown beat LaRue County 73-56 in the championship game. The Lady Panthers (29-4) move on to their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2009.* Fifth at Nelson County

: Essence Gray scored 22 points to lead Danville (24-7) past Mercer County 68-58 in the final, and to its first-ever girls’ Sweet 16 appearance.* 12th at Lincoln County

C.J. McPhearson also added 21 points for Danville.

Eighth-grader Seygan Robins scored 24 points for Mercer County (28-6).

: Morgan Turner had 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots, leading Meade County (16-15) to a 66-53 win over Owensboro Catholic (27-7) to the Third title.* Third at Owensboro Sportscenter

Raley Johnson added 24 points for Meade County, which hadn’t been to the Sweet 16 since qualifying as the Fifth Region champion in 1994.

: Lexxus Graham scored 16 points as Clark County (25-7) beat defending champion Montgomery County 56-46 in the title game.* 10th at Mason County

The Cardinals have won all four games they played this season with Montgomery County.

Erica Rogers led the Indians (15-15) with 14 points.

: Kiara Pankins scored a game-high 25 points as Lafayette (27-3) beat Paul Dunbar 53-40 to win the 11th Region.* 11th at Frankfort Convention Center

Brooke Todd scored 13 points for the Bulldogs (25-8).

: Kayla Wilson scored 14 points as host Corbin (29-7) captured the 13th title with a 59-40 win over Harlan.* 13th at Corbin

Emma Bianchi had 12 points for Harlan (20-13).

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