The Riverside girls’ basketball team has dominated every team in District 15-A this season except for Middleton.
That dominance for the Lady Panthers continued through the first two rounds of the 15-A tournament.
Linton scored 39 points as Riverside picked up wins over Madison and Trinity Christian Academy to reach the championship.
The Lady Panthers face Middleton for the District 15-A championship on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Adamsville.
Linton put up 15 points in the quarterfinal win over Madison, but it was the 24 points she scored in the semifinals against TCA that helped Riverside reach the championship.
Linton has been the leading scorer for the Lady Panthers all season, and her consistent scoring has helped the team improve as the season went on.
Riverside has won nine of its last 11 games with the two losses coming against Middleton and Perry County, who have a combined two losses.
The Lady Panthers played a tough schedule through the regular season with five of their seven losses coming against teams ranked in the top 10 in Class A.
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Other standout performances
Martin scored 34 points in two District 14-A games against Trenton Peabody and Gibson County.
Lytle scored 32 points in a pair of games in the District 15-A tournament against Adamsville and Riverside.
Keith scored 29 points in a pair of games in the District 13-A tournament with 20 coming against McKenzie.
Melton scored 28 points in a pair of games to help the Lady War Eagles reach the District 13-A championship.