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Lady Bobcats fall to Belpre in tourney

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

JACKSON — Each team won a half. It just so happened that the Belpre Lady Eagles had the better half.
Belpre built a 1-point first half lead and went on to beat the Green Lady Bobcats 44-30 in the Division 4 district semifinals on Thursday.
Green — coming off its first sectional title since 2009 — outscored Belpre 19-16 in the second half.
Kyna Waderker scored a game-high 22 points to lead Belpre. Halee Williams added 10 points.
Kasey Kimbler and Kame Sweeney scored 10 points each to pace the Lady Bobcats (17-7).
Belpe took a 12-6 first quarter lead as Waderker scored 5 points and Curstin Giffin hit a 3-pointer. Sweeney had 4 points for Green.
Kaitlen Bush hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored all 7 of her points and Waderker had 7 points of her own as the Lady Eagles opened up a 28-11 halftime lead.
Both teams scored 10 points each in the third quarter and it was 38-21.
Kimbler knocked down a pair of trifectas and Sweeney added 3 points for Green while Waderker scored 6 points and Williams 4.
Anna Knapp drained a triple as four different players scored in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bobcats outscored Belpre 9-6.
Waderker had 4 of Belpre’s points in the quarter.
Green finishes the season 17-7.
Green 6 5 10 9 = 30
Belpre 12 16 10 6 = 44
GREEN (17-7): Anna Knapp 0 1 1-4 4, Kasey Kimbler 0 2 4-5 10, Kimberly Brown 1 0 0-0 2, Kame Sweeney 4 0 2-3 10, Charli Blevins 1 0 -0 2, Kaylee Christian 0 0 0-0 0, Brelan Baldridge 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 7 3 7-12 30. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.
BELPRE (19-5): Amber Amick 0 0 0-0 0, Halee Williams 4 0 2-2 10, Abbey LaFatch 1 0 0-2 2, Kaitlen Bush 0 2 1-2 7, Kyna Waderker 10 0 2-5 22, Curstin Griffin 0 1 0-0 3, Kiki Ray 0 0 0-2 0, Michaela Miller 0 0 0-0 0, Bella Padovini 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 3 5-13 44. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.