NAUGATUCK – Montcalm was no match for the Lady Panthers of Tug Valley in their Class A sectional game on Wednesday night as they crushed the Lady Generals 58-32.
Tug Valley jumped out to a 20-9 first quarter lead and led 41-13 at the half outscoring the visitors 21-4 in the second.
Sophomore point guard Adreana Vance scored 18 first half points, including 13 in the first quarter. She had three 3-pointers. Junior Hannah Armstrong had 11 in the first half and senior Amber Linville scored nine for TVHS.
Tug Valley took a commanding 50-15 lead with 4:00 left in the third quarter. They led 54-19 after the third quarter.
With 3:00 left in the game they had a 30-point lead at 56-26.
Vance ended the game with 22 points. Armstrong finished with 16, while Linville added 13 for coach Okey Smith’s team.
Miranda Kendrick led Montcalm with 13 points.
Tug Valley made 22 field goals, including four 3-pointers. They shot 10-17 at the free throw line for 59 percent.
The Lady General were 9-16 at the line for 56 percent.
Tug Valley will now play for the Class A, Region 3, Section 1 championship Thursday night as they host the Lady Hillbillies of Man. The two teams split their regular season contests.
Score by quarters:
MHS …. 9 4 6 13 – 32
TVHS … 20 21 13 4 – 58
Montcalm – Kendrick 13, Bouldin 2, Tyree 6, Kelly 6, Johnson 4, Coleman 1.
Tug Valley – Linville 13, Evans-Kirk 3, Vance 22, Griffith 0, Robinson 0, Baisden 4, Runyon 0.
(Kyle Lovern is the sports editor for the Williamson Daily News. Comments or story ideas can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org)