Fillies season ends at Summertown

The Huntingdon Fillies bid to return to the state tournament fell short in a loss on the road at Summertown 72-36 on March 1 in Region 6-1A action. The Fillies, with only three seniors on their squad, finish the season 15-10 in what will be considered a rebuilding year as they prepare to move up to 2-A next season as all the basketball schools go to four classifications.

At Summertown, the Fillies started out strong and forged to a 10-4 lead as Addison Postlethwait and Shelby Childress led the way as both made a three-pointer apiece to give the Fillies the early lead. The Lady Eagles then went on a 17-0 run to lead 21-10, and Summertown held the Fillies to only six second-quarter points to take a 41-16 lead at the half.

After committing 13 turnovers in the first half, turnovers once again plagued the Fillies in the third quarter as they turned the ball over eight times in the quarter and Summertown took advantage.

The Lady Eagles, who attempted 22 three-pointers in the first half and made only five, attempted five in the third quarter and made three from behind the arc. The Lady Eagles soared to a 27-8 advantage in the third to lead 68-24 as the Fillies went the first six minutes of the quarter without scoring a point. The Fillies did outscore the Lady Eagles 12-4 in the final frame, but the early deficit was too big to overcome as the Fillies’ season ended on the road.

Postlethwait led the way for the Fillies with 12 points and was the only player in double figures for Huntingdon. Ashlyn Rich scored 6, Lilly Kee 4, Shelby Childress 4, Brooke Butler 3, Kelby Crossno 3, Brooklyn Williams 2, and Sophie Singleton 2. Summertown was led by Kaley Campbell with 25 and Katie Burdette scored 12.

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