MAYSVILLE, KY — Montgomery County pulled out an exciting win over Pendleton County in the opening night of the 10th Region Girls Basketball Tournament on Monday. It was the second quarter that won the game for the Lady Indians. Take away the second quarter, and its a 60-59 MoCo win. Saniah Thomas fouled out with three minutes left in the game for the Lady Cats. Allie Dillon hit a dagger three with 1:11 left in the game to give MoCo the 58-50 lead. It was a three-point game with 1:56 seconds left.
Final Score: Montgomery County 60, Pendleton County 53
Location: The Fieldhouse, Mason County
Records: Montgomery County (21-12), Pendleton County (21-8)
The two did not play during the regular season. Montgomery County is looking to make it back to the region finals for the third straight year. Pendleton County was looking for their first regional win since 2011.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
— Montgomery County either won or was tied in quarterly scoring. 1st: 8-8, 2nd: 13-7, 3rd: 22-21, 4th: 17-17.
— The biggest quarter for the Lady Indians, and what gave them the win, was outscoring Pendleton County 13-7 in the second frame.
— Montgomery County had 16 points off of Pendleton County turnovers.
— Montgomery County shot 29.2% (7/24) from the field in the first half and 50.0% (14/28) in the second half.
— (M) Hayden Barrier scored 17 points.
— (M) Allie Dillon scored 17 points.
— (M) Reaghan Oney had 12 points, shooting at 71.4% (5/7).
— (P) Saniah Thomas scored 19 points with 3 threes and 5 rebounds.
— (P) Cara Stewart had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Montgomery County moved on to play Bishop Brossart on Friday at 6:00pm in the semifinals of the 10th Region Tournament.
Pendleton County’s historic season comes to an end. They won 21 games, the most in school history, and the first district title in 10 years. They lose seven seniors, Skylar Ashcraft, Emmie Dunn, Morgan Hart, Savannah Shimkowiak, Cara Stewart, and Saniah Thomas.