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Lady Huskies top T-wolves to advance

Kaitlyn Mullins

Friday afternoon the NERMS Lady Huskies hosted the Uwharrie Ridge Lady Timberwolves in the second semifinal of the middle school girls basketball tournament.

Opening the first quarter was Macey Spangler as she made a layup for the Timberwolves. Shortly after the Huskies got on the board as Brecken Snotherly made a jump shot. Swishing a three for the Timberwolves was Kelsie Payne. NERMS was able to take a three-point lead as Snotherly made it an 8-5 game. Drawing a foul for UR was Payne but she only made one free throw. Nailing a three-pointer to end the first quarter for NERMS was Brooke Ingram. At the end of the first quarter, the Huskies led 11-6.

Beginning the first quarter for the Timberwolves was Alley Lowe. Snotherly went on a 5-0 run to give the Huskies a 16-8 lead. Adding two points for the Timberwolves was Addison Boyers as she knocked down a bucket. Finishing the first half for NERMS was Allie Frazier. UR battled back as they brought the game within four points. Scoring for Uwharrie was Maddie Small and Carley Ward. At the half, NERMS led 20-16.

Snotherly drew back to back fouls to start the third quarter and made all four free throws. NERMS took an 8 point lead over the Timberwolves. Stepping up to the line for the Huskies was Frazier as she sunk both of her free throws with ease. Boyers would end the third quarter with a basket to give UR 18 points. After three complete quarters, NERMS led 26-18.

UR made the first bucket in the fourth quarter. Payne sunk a three as she closed the gap to three points. Behind her was Spangler as she drove the ball in for a layup to make it a 25-26 game. Drawing a foul for the Timberwolves was Lowe as she gave the Timberwolves a 28-26 lead. The Huskies scored back to back buckets as Snotherly and Brooke Ingram gave them a one-point lead. Lowe ended the fourth quarter for the Timberwolves as she gave them 30 points. NERMS closed out the game on a 9-0 run for a 39-30 win. The Huskies advance to the finals where they will face the top-seeded and undefeated RMS Tigers.

Top scorers for the Huskies was Brecken Snotherly with 19 points and Allie Frazier with 6 points. For the Timberwolves, Kelsey Payne led the way with 7 points, while Alley Lowe and Addison Boyers both chipped in 6 points.

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