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1 MORE FOR THE REGION TITLE - Lexington, Dutch Fork girls to meet Friday in tiebreaker game

The regular season will come down to one more game for Lexington and Dutch Fork girls’ basketball teams.

The 7th ranked Lady Wildcats and Lady Silver Foxes secured a Region 5-5A championship matchup at 7 p.m. Friday at River Bluff High School with contrasting victories on Thursday.

Lexington dominated winless River Bluff 69-27 win in picking up its 20th victory of the season. Senior Olivia Thompson finished with 19 points and Claire Tarlton added 12 for the Lady Wildcats (20-4, 7-1). Niya Perry had 10 points to lead the Lady Gators (0-21, 0-8), who end the season with a 30-game losing streak.

As Lexington did its part, Dutch Fork found itself trailing as many as 8 points to the Lady Timberwolves on Seniors Night. An 8-0 run in the 4th quarter tied the game and Taylor Jones hit a 3-pointer to put Dutch Fork ahead 36-35.

After the Lady Silver Foxes hit 2-4 free throws on their next 2 possessions, Jalisa Squirewell hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left. Dutch Fork quickly pushed the basketball upcourt to an open Jala Robertson in the right corner for the 3-pointer as time expired in the 41-38 victory.

Katrice Jackson led Dutch Fork (13-8, 7-1) with 10 points, matching Squirewell’s total for the Lady Timberwolves, and Robertson added 9. Bria Singleton finished with 8 points for White Knoll.

The 2 teams split their regular-season contests, each winning on the road.

 

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