William Felming Holds Off Scott County

William Fleming (Roanoke, VA) led by as many as 17 points in the second half before having to hold off Scott County (Georgetown, KY) for a 73-70 victory.  With the win, the Colonels (5-2) advance to the consolation bracket’s championship game.

Trailing 50-33 with 10:43 remaining in the game, Scott County (3-4) went on a 20-4 run to pull to within one point at 54-53 on Iman Guy’s layup with 6:06 to play.  Fleming stopped the run with a 6-0 spurt of its own and maintained the seven-point advantage at 66-59 with 3:34 on the clock.

Another run by the Cardinals would again close the gap to just one point at 69-68 on Bailey Hawkins’ jumper with 1:51 to play.  Desiree Keeling connected on a jumper and then hit one-of-two free throws to give Fleming a 72-68 lead with just 39 seconds to play.  Scott County’s Audrian Christopher cut the deficit to 72-70 just nine seconds later on a driving layup.  Following a pair of missed free throws by the Colonels and a turnover by Scott County,  Antavia Stevens connected on one-of-two from the charity stripe to open a three-point cushion but also leave the door open with eight seconds on the clock.  Scott County’s Danielle DeFoor’s 3-pointer hit the front of the rim to end the game.

Keeling paced William Fleming with a game-high22 points and 17 rebounds.  Hawkins and Christopher led Scott County with 17 points each.  Tereka Guyn posted a double-double for the cardinals with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

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