Smiddy

Southwestern High School sophomore Alexa Smiddy (right) hit four three-pointers and scored 14 points in the Lady Warriors' 75-50 win over North Laurel in the Girls Basketball State Tournament. The Lady Warriors will face Male on Saturday in the Final Four.

The Southwestern High School girls basketball team punched their ticket to the Final Four with their red hot shooting from the three-point arc on Friday night in the Girls Basketball State Tournament quarterfinals. Southwestern  came away with the easy 75-50 win over North Laurel High School.

The Lady Warriors connected on 12 treys on the night, as five different Lady Warriors hit from long range.

Southwestern led in the early stages of the game, and their hot shooting from beyond the arc put the game out of hand early in the second half.

Sophomore Alexa Smiddy hit four three-pointers and scored 14 points. But for the second night in a row, Southwestern senior Kallie Sheron led the way with 16 points, 6 rebounds and two threes of her own. Jenna Wood, Kennedy Harris and Kaylee Young each had a pair of threes on the night. Harris scored 11 points and Regi Cundiff scored 8 points.

Southwestern will now advance to the Final Four to play Male on Saturday at 8 p.m. Male downed Barren County, 63-49, in their quarterfinal match-up.

Southwestern hit 8 treys in the first half to open up a comfortable 34-19 halftime lead.

The Lady Warriors roared out to a 18-9 first quarter lead thanks to the hot outside shooting of sophomore Alexa Smiddy, who hit three three-pointers and scored 9 points in the opening period.

Southwestern's Kaylee Young, Smiddy, Jenna Wood, and Kallie Sheron all hit three-bombs in the second quarter to open up their large 15-point halftime lead. The Lady Warriors hit 8-of-12 treys in the opening half, with Smiddy hitting four of the Lady Warriors' long-range shots.

Lady Warriors had treys by Kennedy Harris, Kaylee Young, Kallie Sheron and Jenna Wood in the third quarter to outscore the Lady Jags 22-10 and open up a huge 56-29 lead. Young hit her second trey of the night to give the Lady Warriors their largest lead of the quarter at 50-22 with 5:16 left in the third period.

In the final period, Southwestern reserves Kylie Foreman, Mckayla Noritis, and Marissa Loveless did most of the scoring for the Lady Warriors to close out the state tourney quarterfinal win.

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