KINGSTON — Despite holding their own early, Scott's Lady Highlanders fell to Loudon in the first round of the District 4-AA tournament here Thursday, bringing their season to an end.
Scott trailed by just three points after the first quarter and by just four — 24-20 — at the half. Montana Phillips scored six straight in the second period to help the Lady Highlanders keep pace with the Redskins.
But Loudon began to take over in the third quarter. Haylee Henry, who finished with 11 points, hit two big 3-point shots, as Loudon turned the 24-20 halftime score into a 38-26 advantage heading into the final period.
There, the Redskins kept their foot on the gas, widening the advantage down the stretch despite shooting poorly from the free throw line.
After hitting 10 of 11 free throws through the first three quarters, Loudon hit just eight of 14 free throws in the final eight minutes. But that was more than enough to carry them on to the District 4-AA semifinals.
Phillips and Victoria Lloyd each scored eight points to lead the Lady Highlanders.
Jessica Edwards had five rebounds to lead the way in that category, while Phillips and Jessica York each had four boards. Sara Lloyd finished with three assists.
The Lady Highlanders were limited to 13 of 54 shooting — 24 percent — and hit just seven of 16 free throw attempts.
Loudon out-rebounded Scott, 30-28.
SCORING: Scott — Phillips 8, V. Lloyd 8, Edwards 7, Roberts 4, S. Lloyd 3, Wright 3, Carson 3, Kazee 2. Loudon — Snow 15, Jordan 12, Henry 11, Grimes 8, Malone 4, Kelley 4.