ALCOA, Tenn. — Scott's Lady Highlanders started strong here Saturday, but ultimately were unable to unseat District 4-AA's top seed, as CAK pulled away for a 67-49 win in the district semifinals.
Kaycee Heitzman scored 17 points to lead four CAK players in double figures as the Warriors overcame a first quarter deficit and slowly pulled away in the second half.
Scott's Victoria Lloyd scored a game-high 18 points.
Merry Carson scored four of her 10 points in the first quarter as the Lady Highlanders opened with a 13-12 lead over the Warriors.
But CAK would begin to take control in the second quarter. Kelsey Naler, who finished with 15, scored seven points in the second quarter and the Warriors went on a 15-7 run to build a 27-20 halftime lead.
Monica Roberts scored seven of her 10 points in the third quarter, but Heitzman scored nine of her own, and CAK continued to show the way, expanding the lead to 45-35 heading into the fourth quarter.
Still, the game was anyone's for the taking. But CAK put 22 points on the board in the final quarter to secure a spot in Tuesday's district championship game. Anna Hammaker scored 10 of her 14 points in the final period, most of them coming from the free throw line.
The loss means that Scott will play Catholic in Monday's District 4-AA consolation game. The Irish lost to No. 2 Alcoa on Saturday. The Lady Highlanders defeated Catholic in a game earlier this season.
Monday's game will tip off at 6 p.m. at Alcoa.
SCOTT (49): Victoria Lloyd 18, Monica Roberts 10, Merry Carson 10, Sarah Lloyd 5, Jessica Edwards 4, Montana Phillips 2.
CAK (67): Kaycee Heitzman 17, Kelsey Naler 15, Anna Hammaker 14, Brianna Bryant 13, Taylor Dodson 8.