Three years ago the Scott Community High School girls had never experienced a state basketball tournament.
Now they are taking up permanent residence in the tournament when March rolls around.
In a sub-state title game that was rarely in doubt, the Lady Beavers (17-6) defeated Cimarron, 50-37, to punch their ticket to the state tournament for a third consecutive season.
Junior center Emily Weathers was nearly perfect from the field while scoring a game high 20 points and the Lady Beavers forced 22 turnovers in defeating Cimarron for the second time this season.
“Emily’s a gamer. She loves big-time games,” says head coach Sarah McCormick. “She has the most experience of anyone here and she’s not going to back down. She knows we’re going to go to her a lot offensively.
“Tonight was her night and we kept feeding her the ball.”
Weathers, who hit 8-of-10 from the field and 4-of-4 at the line, says her success often “begins with the defense and how it transitions into our offense.”
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