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2021 KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16: Quarterfinals

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2021 KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16: Quarterfinals
2021 KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16: Quarterfinals

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) - It all started with 16 teams on Wednesday when the 2021 KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 tipped.

Three days later, only three teams are left standing.

And c1 3 teams left.

The k-h-s-a-a girls sweet 16 has been a treat all week.

Several absolute classics throughout the week and it all leads to this.

A friday night for the books.

Franklin county taking on anderson of the favorites to win the whole thing.

Can they hang?

Highlights from that game and more...the highlights school highlight reel starts now.

Basketball fans...this is it.

The final high school highlight reel of the season.

Last weekend a boys' c1 3 champion was crowned.

Saturday night a girls' team will receive their crown.

Earlier this season, anderson county played franklin county.

The lady bearcats would win by 32.

Since then the lady flyers suffered a shutdown...came together as a team then rattled off 9 straight wins.

Do they have the firepower to beat anderson?

Anderson versus franklin county...your game of the week.

Anderson county and franklin county was actually the second game of the day.

Time running out in the 1st quarter.

Patience laster with the midrange to beat the buzzer.

She led franklin with 14 points, 7 rebounds.

Score is 11 to 9 anderson at the end of one.

And then comes the avalanche.

Tifani riley to paige serafini for three.

Bottoms. sophie smith to serafini.


Bottoms. she led anderson with 14.

In transition.

Riley to amiya jenkins.

She had 6 points.

Transition again.

Smith to riley.

Corner three.

Got em.

All part of a 19-oh run in the second.

Flyer held scoreless for the entire quarter.

3q shauvi kennedy from the corner.

She had 10.

But every time franklin made any run...this happens.

Rachel satterly knocks home the three.

Anderson beats franklin 53-35.

For the flyers it's the end to a great season and an even better career for brookylnn miles.

Anderson moves on to the final four.

Clay birdwhistell "obviously i'm really happy for our kids.

Happy for our community.

I thought the second quarter was when we were ablet to put our wheel down on that game.

I thought defensively, that first half especially, we did a lot of really good things."

Joey thacker "we just dug ourselves a hole the second quarter.

You gotta make shots, you know?

You gotta make shots.

We missed enough free throws and layups early to kind of get a lead in the first quarter and we didn't make em fall and then it snowballed and you know when they bank one in that things are going downhill for ya."

Let's rewind to the first game of the day.

Sacred heart and bowling green.

1q on the fast break.gets the ball downcourt.

Trinity ralston with the euro step through for two.

Early 12 point lead for the valkyries.

But bowling green battles back.

Meadow tisdale with her own step through.buck et.and foul.

Sacred heart only led by one at halftime valkyries turn it up in the 2nd half.

Josie gilvin with the steal.she finds ralston.basket and the foul.

Ralston had a game high 26 points.

Later.what a pass from gilvin.

She wraps one around to olivia kaufman for a dagger three sacred heart beats bowling green 66 to 54.

Donna moir "we're just so excited to be playing tomorrow.

This group as all the teams up here have worked so hard.

We've come a long way and just so excited to be playing tomorrow.

Tough effort tonight with bowling green.

They gave us everything we could handle.

And thought my team responded really well."

Bethlehem and marshall county squaring off for a trip to the final four 1st quarter.banshees on the break.

Ella thompson with a beautiful bounce pass to kasey spalding for the bucket.

Thompson had a team high 20 points.

First basket of the game later.marshall working the block.

Halle langhi catches.banks home a shot.

She had 15 points.

Marshall up four.

Right back down comes bethlehem.

Amelia hodges catches.left open from the top of the key.she hits the three.

3 of her 12 points.

Banshees down one bethlehem up two now.

Spalding.nice ball fake.gets free for another two points.

Back to the block for marshall.

Sophie galloway banking it home.marshall now down two marshall county get the huge win over bethlehem 58 to 51.

Aaron beth "ecstatic i guess would be a way to describe this.

We've played tough competition all year.

We opened the season up at their place first game of the year.

First friday in january.

They had played a couple games.

They're a great basketball team.

Gotta give them a lot of credit.

They have a lot of good players.

They won the class "a" we knew we had to hold them right around 50 points to win the basketball game.

They're averaging 66.

We held them to 51 which got the job done.

So couldn't be more proud of my girls executing what they needed to do.

Both on offense and on defense and playing with that heart and emotion."

Final game of the day.

Russell and henderson county battling for the final spot in the final four.

Kayltan kemp with the pass to jarie thomas.

She had henderson county' sfirst 6 points.

Finished with 10.

Kaelie ross given way too much space.

Fires the three.

It falls.

She led russell with 22 points.

Sadie wurth using the screen for some space.

Sinks the jumper.

She led all scorers with 27 points.

Aubrey hill gets the inbound.

Power drill and move to score.

She had 18 points, 8 rebounds.

Henderson wins this one over russell, 64 to 53.

Jeff haile "it's kinda hard right now, but this is what we've been fighting for all year long.

Since last year we got sent home.

Worked hard all year long.

Worked hard on conditioning.

Worked hard throughout the year.

Our goal was to come and win a state championship because we knew we had a good team.

We thought we had a decent draw.

We had the team that could do some things.

Great ballgame, great effort for our basketball team."

Here it is.

Your final four.

On the left...sacred heart will face anderson county at 11 a-m.

That should be an absolute battle...first to 80 wins.

At 2...marshall county versus henderson county.

Winners of those game will attempt to take naps.

Then face off at 8 for the state

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