KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament
Paul S. McBrayer Arena Eastern Kentucky University
March 25, 2000
West Carter (37-1) vs. Shelby County (30-3) (Championship)
Shelby County pulled to within two points (52-50) midway through the final period but West Carter’s Kandi Brown hit four key free throws to lead her team to a 58-50 victory. West Carter won their last 27 games culminating in their first state championship. Coach John “Hop” Brown also had the pleasure of seeing his daughter Kandi named tournament MVP.
West Carter was led by 5-11 Sr. Kandi Brown with 19 points and 6-1 So. center Meghan Hillman added 17 points. 5-8 So. Kayla Jones added nine points and 11 rebounds. Shelby County was led by 5-10 Jr. Dana Crittendon with 15 points and six rebounds. 6-4 Sr. LeNita White added 12 points. 5-9 Sr. Samantha Newton chipped in with 10 points and 5-7 So. Taneisha Johnson also added 10 points and nine rebounds.
West Carter (58) – Sterling 5, Gearhart 7, Day 1, Brown 19, Jones 9, Hillman 17.
Shelby County (50) – Newton 10, Johnson 10, Crittendon 15, Morrison 3, White 12.
All Tournament Team – Kandi Brown (West Carter) (MVP), Megan Gearhart (West Carter), Mandy Sterling (West Carter), Dana Crittendon (Shelby County), LeNita White (Shelby County), Samantha Newton (Shelby County), Taneisha Johnson (Shelby County), Chelsey Thompson (DuPont Manual), Leslie Logsdon (Hart County), Chelsea Chowning (Lexington Catholic), Elizabeth Plass (DuPont Manual), Summer Jones (Shelby Valley), Holly Mills (Muhlenberg North), Kristie Miller (Perry County Central), and Camryn Whitaker (Harrison County).
A special thanks to the KHSAA for providing the updates for this event.