Keith’s Harriet Winchester dribbles the ball late in the fourth quarter of the Bears victory over Wilcox Central Friday. Keith will play R. C. Hatch in Saturday’s girls championship at the Dallas County Classic.--Daniel Evans
Keith’s Harriet Winchester dribbles the ball late in the fourth quarter of the Bears victory over Wilcox Central Friday. Keith will play R. C. Hatch in Saturday’s girls championship at the Dallas County Classic.-- Daniel Evans

Keith, R. C. Hatch win to set up girls championship

Published 1:16am Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Keith Lady Bears snuck by Wilcox Central 52-45 Friday night at the Dallas County Classic Tournament to reach the championship game.

After letting a 43-33 lead nearly dissipate, the Bears held off the Jaguars due to ball control and great defense in the final quarter.

“I had to remind my girls to settle that we had the lead and there’s no shot clock in high school,” Keith head coach Cecil Williams said. “We could just kill the clock and pull the ball out and go man-to-man.”

Harriet Winchester led the Bears with 12 points and Zykia Pettway had 11 points. Rachel Madison led the Jaguars in scoring with 14 points.

The Bears will play R. C. Hatch in the championship game Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

“We are looking for a competitive game,” Williams said. “I know we are going to have to play defense and rebound very well.”

 

R.C. Hatch 41, Dallas County 9 (Girls)

R.C. Hatch pummeled Dallas County 41-9 Friday night at the Dallas County Classic Tournament.

The Lady Bobcats held the Hornets to three points or less in every quarter and to only four made baskets in the game.

The leading scorer for the Lady Hornets was Brianna Dower with three points.

Narcissie Howard led the Lady Bobcats with 20 points.

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