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Lady Tigers advance in sectionals

Lane, Corley combine for 36 points in victory over Lady Mountaineers

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Elkins High School’s Gracelin Corley goes up for her two of her 17 points during Monday night’s 52-36 win over Liberty in Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. Corley also had 13 rebounds on the evening.

ELKINS — Sophomore Autumn Lane and freshman Gracelin Corley combined for 36 points to help lead Elkins to a 52-36 win over Liberty Monday night in Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

The fourth-seeded Lady Tigers (2-12) will now visit top seed Lewis County at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Third-seed Lincoln travels to No. 2 Robert C. Byrd in the other sectional semifinal on Wednesday. The title game is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the highest remaining seed.

Elkins built a 15-7 lead after one quarter and started to pull away in the second quarter after Lane scored inside and added a 3-pointer to give the Lady Tigers a 25-10 cushion with 2:20 left until halftime.

The Lady Mountaineers ended the frame on a 7-4 surge to cut the deficit to 29-17 at the break, and then took the third frame, 9-6, to make it 35-26.

Elkins answered in the final quarter as Anna Belan netted seven of her eight points on the night in the canto, and the Lady Tigers connected on 7 of 10 free throws to pull away.

Lane had a game-high 19 points in the win, while Corley tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds and a pair of steals. Belan also had three steals.

Emma Elliott paced Liberty, which ended the season 1-14, with 16 points.

Liberty (1-14)

Gabby Floyd 3 1-2 7, Hailey Haynes 0 4-6 4, Emma Elliott 7 2-2 16, Destiny Berryman 1 0-0 3, Gracie Dodd 1 3-4 6, Renee Todd 0 0-2 0. Totals 12 10-16 36

Elkins (2-12)

Anna Belan 2 4-6 8, Gracelin Corley 7 3-4 17, Emerson Haddix 2 0-0 4, Hannah Davis 1 0-0 2, Aaliyah Hogue 0 2-2 2, Autumn Lane 7 2-3 19. Totals 19 11-15 52

Liberty 7 10 9 10 — 36

Elkins 15 14 6 17 — 52

3-point goals: LHS 2 (Berriman and Dodd), EHS 3 (Lane 3)

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