Wayne County vs. Southwestern (Girls)
Southwestern High School (The Wigwam)
February 1, 2021
Two of the best teams in the 12th Region played tonight and despite Southwestern being without the services of their leading scorer 5-6 Sr. Alexa Smiddy lived up to the expectations as Wayne County captured a hard earned 64-58 victory. Southwestern trailed 46-42 entering the final quarter and went to their full court pressing defense and was met with mixed results. While they did force some turnovers Wayne County was able to score some easy baskets at the other end and 5-7 Jr. Kenzi Upchurch took advantage and scored the last 12 points of the game.
Wayne County shot 44% from the field including seven of 16 from the three point line. The Lady Cardinals connected on 13 of 23 free throws and pulled down 32 rebounds. Southwestern shot 31.5% from the field including five of 23 from beyond the arc. The Warriors connected on 19 of 23 free throws and pulled down 28 rebounds.
5-10 Sr. Macey Blevins led Wayne County with 18 points including three three point baskets and 10 rebounds. 5-10 Jr. Mallory Campbell added 15 points including two three point basket and six rebounds. 5-7 Jr. Kenzi Upchurch recorded 14 points and eight rebounds.
5-5 Fr. Kinsey Molden led Southwestern with 13 points including two three point baskets. 5-9 Fr. Peyton Acey added 13 points including four of four free throws and nine rebounds. 5-8 Sr. Marissa Loveless recorded eight points and five rebounds. 5-5 So. Ayden Smiddy chipped in with seven points.
Wayne County (64) – Blevins 18, Campbell 15, Upchurch 14, Turner 6, West 5, Bowlin 3, Jones 3.
Southwestern (58) – Molden 13, Acey 13, Loveless 8, Young 6, Noritis 6, Ayden Smiddy 7, Foreman 4, Daulton 1.