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Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat dream

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Pioneers dominate regional championship game

By John Herndon

CRESTWOOD -- Simon Kenton dominated Anderson County from the outset, ending the Lady Bearcats' Sweet 16 dreams with a 67-40 win in the Eighth Region championship game Saturday at South Oldham High School.

Simon Kenton jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes and rolled to its second consecutive regional title game win over the Lady Bearcats. “They came out focused and were clicking on all cylinders both offensively and defensively,” said Anderson County coach Tony Kays.

Tiffany Davenport, playing her final basketball game as a Lady Bearcat, led Anderson with 14 points.

Eighth Region Player of the Year and tournament Most Valuable Player Chelsea Tolliver led Simon Kenton with 16 points. Lyndsey Figgins also scored 16 for the Pioneers, who move on to play Breathitt County in the Sweet 16.

Anderson finished its season at 20-7. Simon Kenton improves to 27-4.

For a complete report, see the March 11 edition of The Anderson News.