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Evans girls clinch subregion with win over Greenbrier

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With 20 seconds to play in regulation, Evans’ Allysha McFarland sent a dagger into the heart of Greenbrier for the second time this season.

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Greenbrier's KaRa Thompson gets control of the ball as Evans' Autumn Johnson tries to defend.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Greenbrier's KaRa Thompson gets control of the ball as Evans' Autumn Johnson tries to defend.

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Trailing 45-42, McFarland hit a step-back 3-pointer to tie the game, then added three more points in overtime as the Lady Knights went on to the 53-47 win.

The win clinched first-place in Subregion 2A-AAAAA for the Lady Knights (14-7, 6-1). The Lady Wolfpack (15-7, 4-3) could have taken sole possesion of first place with a win.

McFarland hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to give the Lady Knights a 47-46 win in their first meeting Jan. 11. The shot Friday night was a bit tougher.

“She (Mallory Myers) was on me and I knew I had to do something,” said McFarland. “I got her off me, was open and hit the shot.”

Evans’ leading scorer Jasmine Stone was in early foul trouble, picking up her second personal at 2:26 of the first quarter and sat all but the first minute of the second quarter. Autumn Johnson took up the slack as she hit two 3-pointers and had 10 points at the break and finished with 14.

“Finishing first feels great,” said Johnson. “We couldn’t have done it without each other.”

McFarland led the Lady Knights with 19 points and Elyssa Melton had 13.

Greenbrier’s Morgan Taylor converted a three-point play with 47 seconds left in regulation to give the Lady Wolfpack a 45-42 lead and finished with a game-high 22 points. Deztinie Cotton added 14 for the Lady Wolfpack.

Already assured of first place in Subregion 2A-AAAAA, the Knights kept
their subregion record perfect with a tough 60-55 win over Greenbrier.

Trailing 55-53 with 3:12 to play, the Knights (19-4, 7-0) went on a 7-0 run to end the game. Evans’ Damian Foreman led all scorers with 29 points.

Kayshawn Marshall led the way for the Wolfpack (4-17, 2-5) with 25 points.


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