Fillies advance to semifinals with comeback win

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TWO – Huntingdon’s Delaney Byars scores two during the Fillies’ comeback win over Stewart County in region play. Photo by Russell Bush.

The Huntingdon Fillies extended their basketball season by at least one game as they came from behind Friday night to defeat Stewart County 66-64 in Dover.

The Fillies trailed 58-47 to begin the fourth quarter but held the Lady Rebels to only six points in the quarter while scoring 19, winning for the second time over Stewart County this season.

The Fillies made a couple of comebacks in the game as they trailed in the first quarter 17-8 at one point. But they tied the score at 17-17 in the final minute of the quarter and trailed 19-17 at the end of one quarter. Stewart County extended their two-point lead to five at the half with a 16-13 margin in the second quarter and led at the half 35-30.

The Lady Rebels led by as many as nine in the third but the Fillies took their first lead of the game at 44-43 with a basket by Lilly Kee. The Lady Rebels then went on a 15-3 run the rest of the quarter to lead 58-47 with one quarter left. The Fillies took the lead with 1:32 left in the game on a basketball by Kee to make the score 59-58, and a basket by Annabelle Singleton upped the score to 61-58. Lia Fuller made a basket and a foul shot with 21.3 seconds left for a 66-63 lead. Stewart County made a foul shot late for the final margin. Singleton scored seven in the final quarter, and Kee and Fuller scored six apiece for all the Fillies points in the final frame.

Kee was the high scorer in the game with 26, and she added 14 rebounds along with three blocks. A. Singleton scored 12, Delaney Byars 12, Fuller 7, Sophie Singleton had 7 and 10 rebounds, Sydney Anderson scored 2 but had seven rebounds. The Lady Rebels were led by Karlee Bramlett with 20, followed by Lizzy Gwynn 13, Emma Page 11, Kaitlynn Bramlett 9, Gafford 7 and Williams 2.

The Fillies improved to 17-13 and will face Westview on Monday in the Region 6-2A semifinals at 7:30. Results were not available at press time.

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