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Harris powers way to win in CTC semifinals

Friday, February 1, 2013

Harris Middle's Erin Thompson draws a lot of attention as she looks to make a pass to a teammate in the Eaglettes' win over Coffee County in the semifinals of the Central Tennessee Conference Tournament.
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
MANCHESTER -- Harris Middle School's Golden Eaglettes advanced to the championship game of the Central Tennessee Conference Tournament with a 37-23 win over host Coffee County in the semifinals on Thursday night.

"It's great to make it to the championship and that's a goal but a bigger goal is to win it," Eaglette coach Misty Thompson said.

"This was a big win and I'm really pleased with the way we played, especially with our defensive effort in the second half."

The game remained close throughout the first half with Harris (14-3) holding a slim 10-8 advantage at the end first quarter and a 19-14 advantage at close of the first half.

It was the third quarter when the Eaglettes made their move, outscoring their opponent 14-7 to hold a 33-21 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

"We just came out after halftime and did a much better job on both ends of the court," Thompson said.

Seventh-grader Jenna Holt led the Eaglettes with 13 points while Romny Felts added eight and Keely Smith six.

Savannah Quick led Coffee County with a dozen tallies while Kaylee Skipper netted six.

Harris faces Friday night's White County/Franklin County South winner in the championship on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Coffee County Middle School.

Harris 10 9 14 4 -- 37

Coffee Co. 8 6 7 2 -- 23

Harris: Holt 13, Felts 8, Smith 6, Thompson 5, Haynes 3, Hobbs 2.

Coffee Co.: Quick 12, Skipper 6, Fenton 2, Martin 2, Smithson 1.

3-point goals: Coffee Co. (3): Quick 3; Harris (1): Holt 1.

Halftime score: Harris 19, Coffee Co. 14.