DANVILLE — Class 2A Lexington more than held its own against Class 6A Austin in the semifinals of the Danville Girls Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday.
The Golden Bears played the Black Bears even in the first half and managed to take a 26-24 lead into halftime.
But Austin outscored Lexington 21-13 in the third period to take a 45-39 lead. Lexington pulled to within four points with just over three minutes remaining before Austin put it away to advance to the championship game.
Addie McGee led Lexington with 14 points. Tyra Johnson scored 19 to pace Austin.
n Lawrence County 51, Lexington 50: A 3-pointer at the buzzer by McGee sent the game into overtime but Lexington came up just short against Lawrence County in the consolation game.
The Golden Bears had a chance to win it but missed two free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining. Rachel Childress scored seven of her game-high 19 points in the overtime to spark the Red Devils.
Savannah Stults scored 12 points to lead Lexington (4-2) and Haven Albright added 10.
n Lexington 61, Priceville 44 (late Wednesday): Lexington broke open a tight game by outscoring Priceville 19-4 in the third period en route to a victory.
Albright led the Golden Bears with 16 points and Stults scored 13.
n Holly Pond 75, Rogers 60: Lindsey Hamner scored 23 points and Morgan Killen added 12 as the Pirates fell to Holly Pond in the Danville Thanksgiving Tournament. Holly Pond used a 25-11 advantage in the third quarter to pull away.
Taylor Terry scored 25 points to lead Holly Pond.
n Rogers 69, East Lawrence 37: Maggie Green led all scorers with 28 points, while Brodie Belcher scored 15 and Morgan Killen had 11 to lead the Pirates to a victory. Rogers led 21-10 after one quarter and held East Lawrence to 1 point in the fourth quarter.
Alex Hopkins was the top scorer for East Lawrence with 16 points.
Haleyville Thanksgiving Classic
n Phil Campbell 55, Tharptown 48: Austin Jones scored 10 of his 12 points in the second quarter as Phil Campbell overtook Tharptown.
The Bobcats (4-1) trailed after the first quarter before Jones scored half of the team’s 20 points in the second quarter for a 33-32 halftime lead.
Phil Campbell limited Tharptown to 13 points in the second half to pull away. Colton Vickery led Phil Campbell with 20 points and Skeeter Benford added 17.
Max Nolen scored 16 points to pace Tharptown.