Lewis Co. 49
The Lewis County Lady Lions held Raceland to just 15 points in the first half, but coach Jay Fite still wasn’t satisfied.
The second half was much more to his liking as his team held the Lady Rams to just one field goal in the opening 12 minutes of the second half as they cruised to a victory at Raceland.
They will play Russell in the championship game on Thursday night at 7.
“We were just a little tentative early on,” Fite said. “When we are tentative we foul more than when we are aggressive. We were reaching and doing some uncharacteristic things there early, but I am pleased with the way that we put the clamps down there early in the third and fourth quarter.”
Lewis County (16-11) used its defense to create offense, outscoring the Lady Rams 15-4 in the third quarter, something Fite keyed on at halftime.
“We talked about it being a game of runs, and wanted to see if we could come out in the third quarter and put a little run together and extend the lead,” he said. “Once the lead got to 15 we started to hit our stride.”
Jaycey Fite helped build that lead with her shooting from the outside, where she connected on three 3-pointers in a four-minute span of the third and fourth quarters.
Fite finished with 10 points and was joined in double figures by Emily Frye and Savannah Anderson. Frye tallied 12, while Anderson scored 11.
Raceland (5-23) was led by a double-double from Krystal Keeton. The freshman scored 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
RACELAND 4 11 4 14 — 33
LEWIS CO. 11 12 15 11 — 49
Raceland (33) — Delcourt 3, Penix 4, Cotton 5, Keeton 18, Vanderhoof 3, Mackie, Sipps, Grubb, Fenney, Fritz, Barker, Bryant, Williams, Johnson, Flocker. FT: 7-13. 3-point FGs: 4 (Delcourt, Keeton 2, Vanderhoof). PF: 16. Fouled out: none. Turnovers: 28.
Lewis County (49) — T. Frye 6. Em. Frye 12, Hardin 3, Anderson 11, Fite 10, Thompson 7, Liles, Blake, Highfield, Pick, Ruggles, Stone, Er. Frye.. FT: 10-17. 3-point FGs: 5 (Em. Frye 2, Fite 3). PF: 13. Fouled out: none. Turnovers: 18.