Adena Holds Off Late Northwest Rally for Girls D-3 Sectional Crown

Adena is the lone Division 3 SVC Girls basketball team remaining in the post season, advancing to the district semis with a 47-43 win over Northwest in the sectional championship, Wednesday.

The Lady Warriors fell behind 7-2 to start and didn't get their first lead until late in the first quarter at 10-9. Adena led 12-11 after one period then expanded their lead to 26-13 at halftime.

Sophomore Caelan Miner provided the spark, scoring 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first half with four three-point goals.

Adena built their biggest lead at 31-15 midway through the third quarter before the Lady Mohawks closed on an 11-4 run to close to within 35-26 at the end of the third.

Leading 40-28, the Lady Warriors saw Northwest go on a 8-3 run to get to within 46-43 with 34 seconds left in the game, but Jadyn Smith sealed the game with one of her 9 free throws to finish the scoring at 47-43.

Caelan Miner's 14 points was joined by freshman Emma Garrison's 11 points and 8 rebounds, followed by Jadyn Smith's 9 points, Sydney Foglesong's 8 points and 4 rebounds and 5 points from Kiera Williams.

Northwest was led by both Ava Jenkins and Haidyn Wamsley with 13 points each, 6 from both Valerie Copas and Reagan Lewis and 5 from Kloe Montgomery.

While the Lady Warriors shot great from the field, the game was won at the foul line as Adena shot 17/26 compared to 5/10 for Northwest. Northwest was 18/39 from the field for 46%- including 4/13 from the arc, while Adena was 17/25 from the field for 68%- including 4/8 from the arc.

Both teams committed 9 turnovers and Adena won the rebounding battle 21-13.

The Lady Warriors improve to (17-3) and will play at North Adams February 24th in the district semis. The Lady Green Devils beat Lynchburg Clay 66-47.

Adena is the final SVC Division 3 team standing in the post season as Westfall fell at Alexander 56-32. No other details are known on that game.

Listen to the WKKJ replay, including postgame interviews with Adena Coach Andrew Day and members of the Lady Warriors SVC and sectional champion team.

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