The Kettle Run Cougars’ got knocked out of the Evergreen District girls basketball tournament Tuesday with a 56-38 loss to the Warren County Wildcats in the semifinals.
Kettle Run's record fell to 7-15 record, which is its best mark in program history, while the Wildcats advanced to play Liberty in the tournament championship game Thursday. Liberty defeated Brentsville, 39-32, in the semifinals Tuesday, breaking a three-game losing streak.
The Cougars, who remain eligible for the Region II tournament, took an 11-8 lead against Warren County in the first quarter with Kiana Walker scoring seven of her career-high 11 points, but the Wildcats tied the game, 18-all, by halftime and used defensive pressure to fuel a 38-20 run in the second half.
Alesha Adams scored a game-high 18 points for the Wildcats, while Autumn Troxell had 12 of her 16 points during Warren County’s second half rally. For Kettle Run, Emily Yergin and Hannah Small scored eight points each, while Jasmine Webster had six. Walker added five rebounds.
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