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The last time it happened was 2003. Some of the names on that team included Kelsey Wiliams and Kendall Cochran. On Dec. 6, the Bowling Middle School girls basketball team again captured the Eighth Grade Single “A” title.
This year’s squad won the tourney by defeating Gallatin County 48-34 in the championship game. It was the third time this season the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Wildcats.
Bowling Middle School opened up the event with a bye in the first round before defeating Williamstown 40-24 in the second round.
Hannah Neeley led the Lady Rebels in scoring with 16 points. She also grabbed seven rebounds and had five steals. Lynsey Farrar added seven points and five rebounds. Courtney Waldrop and Madison Gamble each had four points.
Against Gallatin County in the finals, the Lady Rebels jumped out to a 15-9 before the Lady Wildcats battled back to cut the lead to 23-21 at halftime.
Once the third quarter began, BMS took control of the game.
A 13-4 run in the quarter extended the Lady Rebel’s lead and they never looked back in cruising to the victory.
Neeley finished the game with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Katelyn Sutherland finished the day with 10points while dishing out five assists. Farrar had six points while Andi Wash had five points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Julie Spaulding had four points and Waldrop had two points.