Lady Tigers advance to Rivertown Classic Championship

The Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers earned themselves a 33-point win in the first round of the Rivertown Classic on Wednesday evening. The Rising Sun Lady Shiners couldn’t handle Lizzie Reader who popped off with 25-points shooting 10 of 17 from the field and hit two of two from the line. Freshman Aubree Laboazzo chimed in with 15 including three of six from three-point land. The Lady Tigers went up 16-12 after the first period and dropped 21 more in the second, taking a 37-24 lead at halftime. They shut down the Lady Shiners in the third period holding them to eight points and led after three frames 60-32. They outscored Rising Sun again in the fourth period to win the game 78-45.


On the other side of the bracket the South Dearborn Lady Knights faced the Switzerland County Lady Pacers. South Dearborn was behind 17-11 with three seconds to go in the half and Natalie Cantrell hit a three pointer to close the gap and go into the half down by three. The Lady Pacers came out and opened the second half with a long ball, then pulled ahead by five. Cantrell and Natalie Rupp brought South back in the game and with 1:40 to go in the period Cantrell hit from deep again tying the game up at 23-23. Rupp added a shot before the buzzer, and it was 25-23 South Dearborn after three. A Gracie Messmore Basket gave the Lady Knights a 37-35 lead with 2:11 to go in the game. South Dearborn was unable to score again and the Lady Pacers went on a 5-0 to win the game 40-35. Cantrell led the Lady Knight in scoring with 15-points, Rupp finished with 7, Messmore 5, Bernadette Wismann 4, Lakota Vincent 4, and Kiersten Dixon 2.

The Championship game will feature Lawrenceburg vs. Switzerland County and will take place tomorrow night in Aurora at 7:45. The third-place game will begin at six between Rising Sun and South Dearborn.

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