At a glance: Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament Championship

At a glance: Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament Championship


At a glance: Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament Championship



* No. 1 Elizabethtown (32-4) vs. No. 2 Butler (31-3). Who:

* 3 p.m. EDT Sunday. When:

* E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green. Where:

* Beat No. 7 Sacred Heart 76-61 in first round, No. 3 Anderson County 58-37 in quarterfinals, Clark County 71-56 in semifinals. Elizabethtown’s road to final:

* Beat No. 14 Newport Central Catholic 54-52 in first round, No. 6 Lafayette 62-50 in quarterfinals, Ashland Blazer 62-50 in semifinals. Butler’s road to final:

* 1-2, won title in 1998 and lost in 1997, 2009. Elizabethtown in state finals:

* 3-1, won titles in 1975, 1980, 2008 and lost in 1976. Butler in state finals:

* Erin Boley (6-1, So., 20.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg); Livie Bowling (5-9, Jr., 5.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg); Reauna Cleaver (6-2, Jr., 12.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg); Darien Huff (5-8, Jr., 11.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg); Rachel Warden (5-7, So., 4.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg). Elizabethtown’s starters (stats entering Sweet 16):

Bre Torrens (5-1, Fr., 4.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg); Jaelynn Penn (5-6, Fr., 11.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg); Allison Just (5-8, So., 6.6 ppg. 2.0 rpg); Danielle Lawrence (5-10, Sr., 14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg); Miah Casey (5-11, Jr., 4.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg).* Butler’s starters: (stats entering Sweet 16):

* “I think they’re a much better-shooting team than they were last year, and you can tell they want to turn you over and press a lot. They give you different press looks. They’re probably deeper than us, and a lot of them can score. We’re going to have our hands full.” Elizabethtown coach Tim Mudd on Butler:

* “You may be in the right spot defending, but she’s going to make shots. I think you have to try to get her (to put the ball) on the floor. … You can’t let her catch and shoot. If she does that, she’ll light you up.” Butler coach Larry Just on E’town’s Erin Boley, named Gatorade Kentucky Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year:

— Jason Frakes


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