Cougar Girls' Season Ends Against Mill Valley
Mike Hammett - Wed 09:06 PM 03/06/2013
Defense ruled the Class 5A state quarterfinal between Salina South and Mill Valley, but an 8-0 run by the Jaguars to open the fourth quarter proved to be enough in a 38-28 Mill Valley win over the Cougar girls.
The low-scoring affair started slowly for South. The Cougars were down 6-0 before they got on the board on a lay-in by Emily Webb. Mill Valley would lead 8-2 after one.
In the second quarter, South would go on an 8-0 run to take a 10-8 lead, but Mill Valley would answer with the final bucket of the half on a three by Stephanie Lichtenaur to lead 11-10 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Salina South and Mill Valley would trade the lead, and South would go ahead with Megan Holloway scoring the final four points of the quarter for the 20-19 lead after three.
In the fourth quarter, Mill Valley came out on fire, getting a bucket by Lichtenaur, then back-to-back three-point plays to take a 27-20 lead on an 8-0 run.
South would cut the lead to three at 27-24 with 2:54 to go on a basket by Janai Mitchell, but Mill Valley feasted at the line down the stretch, hitting 11 of 12 free throws to sew up the win.
Megan Holloway was the only Cougar in double figures with 10 points. Lichtenaur led all scorers with 14 points.
Mill Valley advances to the state semifinals and is 21-1. Salina South closes the season at 16-6.