MARTIN – The Westview Lady Chargers and the Crockett County Lady Cavaliers met for the third time of the season on Saturday night for the District 13-AA championship.
Martin Westview defeated Crockett County in the regular season in both meetings, but it was Crockett County who took the district championship by the score of 43-38.
This district championship is the first for the Lady Cavs in over 10 years.
Crockett County came out of the gate shooting the ball well led by Libby Hart.
Hart, who was also named the 13-AA All-Tournament MVP, came out shooting a high percentage, scoring 10 of the Lady Cavs’ 14 points.
Hart finished with a game-high 22 points.
“We came out playing really well,” Crockett head coach Megan Witherspoon said. “I told them there was nothing to be nervous about and to play their game. They did exactly that.”
Hart continued to be a force on both ends in the second quarter, scoring back-to-back buckets to put Crockett up by the score of 20-13, forcing Westview into a timeout.
With 58 seconds left in the half, Crockett’s Aja Robertson converted the old-fashioned three-point play to put Crockett up 26-15 heading into the half.
Robertson finished the game with 13 points.
Westview came out of the half and got itself back into the game with a 9-0 run, forcing Crockett County into a timeout.
Aja Robertson came up big once again at the end of the third quarter as she hit a 15-foot jump shot as time expired, making the game 33-26 at the end of the third.
“I told my girls going into the fourth that if they really want to win this game, they will do anything it takes to close this game out,” Witherspoon said. “They had fought for hard for three quarters, and we weren’t going to let the fourth quarter be the difference in the game.”
The fourth quarter showed great efforts by both teams.
Westview cut the lead to three on two occasions in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Chargers were not able to get any closer as Crockett County hit big free throws down the stretch.
“I was very pleased with my players’ efforts tonight,” Witherspoon said. “This is a great bunch of players, and they did everything I asked of them. This is a great win for this program and community.”
Lydia Pritchett was Westview’s leading scorer with 11 points.