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February 23, 2013

NORTHWEST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT (GIRLS ROUNDUP): Lynn storms back against R.A. Hubbard to take 1A Regional crown

By Jake Winfrey
The Cullman Times

HANCEVILLE — In a battle of top-five teams, it was Lynn that came out on top.

The No. 4 Bears (32-1) excelled in the second half, outscoring No. 4 R.A. Hubbard 18-7 in the third quarter en route to securing a 53-43 victory in the Class 1A Regional final on Saturday.

Jackee Dodd was an unstoppable force for Lynn, accumulating a double-double of 29 points and 15 boards, while earning All-Tournament MVP honors.

Teammates Reagan Tittle — 16 points — and Lindsey Tompkin — six points — were the two other Bears named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Chiefs (20-6) were led by Alex Gholston's 21 points. She, along with teammate Ashlen McCoy rounded out the All-Tournament Team.

 

% Oneonta 53, West Limestone 34: The top-ranked Indians flexed their muscle on Saturday, upending the Wildcats to win the Class 4A Northwest Girls Regional and advance to the Final Four in Birmingham for the first time in program history.

Oneonta (29-4) received a strong effort from Destiney Elliott, whose 25 points and 20 rebounds garnered her All-Tournament MVP honors. Dynast Sanders and Anna Blackwood also earned spots on the All-Tournament squad, scoring eight points apiece in the Redskins' runaway victory.

West Limestone (23-10) was paced on offense by Autumn Bates' nine points. She and teammate Mitzi Grizzard were the Wildcats' two All-Tourney selections.

Rayven Pearson from J.O. Johnson made the squad as well.

 

% Lauderdale County 54, Madison Academy 45: All-Tournament MVP Ivy Wallen's 17-point performance helped the second-ranked Tigers (31-5) to their second straight Class 3A Northwest Regional tournament title.

Trailing by as many as seven, the No. 3 Mustangs (26-9) chipped away and pulled to within one on a 3-pointer from Lauren Hargett with 1:42 remaining.

However, a 7-0 run sparked by Emma Wallen in the closing seconds helped the defending champions secure a spot in next week's Final 48 in Birmingham.

Chatara Cox contributed 13 points for the Tigers as she, Emma Wallen and Karlee Brown joined Wallen on the All-Tournament squad.

Sierra Jones had 14 points to lead Madison Academy, Libba Gillam chipped in with 10. Those two, along with Imani Kyser, rounded out the All-Tournament team.

% The Times' staff writer Ashley Graves contributed to this report.