Prep Girls Basketball

Wildcats advance to tourney final

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jan. 12, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Jan. 13, 2018 12:15 am

WHITE HALL, Ill. -- Blair Borrowman put up 25 points leading the Western-Payson girls basketball team to a 42-36 overtime victory over Winchester West Central in the semifinals of the North Greene Lady Spartan Classic Friday night.

The score was tied at 35 after regulation, but the Wildcats' defense held the Spartans to just a single point in the extra session.

Borrowman went 3 of 4 from the free-throw line in overtime, while Haley Hickerson had two free throws as well. Hickerson had the overtime's only field goal.

Western-Payson will play Pittsfield for the tournament championship at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Western-Payson 42, Winchester West Central 36

WESTERN-PAYSON

Flesner 3 1-2 7, Melton 1 0-0 3, Epperson 0 1-2 1, Borrowman 10 5-6 25, Hickerson 1 2-2 4, Hall 1 0-0 2, Predmore 0 0-0 0, Harison 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 9-12 42.

WINCHESTER WEST CENTRAL

Likes 2 1-2 7, Little 4 0-0 12, Cannon 0 3-5 3, Mi. Lashmett 1 0-0 3, Ma. Lashmett 2 3-5 7, Slagle 3 1-2 7. Totals 12 8-14 36.

Western-Payson 10 6 10 9 7--42

Winchester West Central 11 8 7 9 1--36

3-point field goals--Western-Payson 1 (Melton), West Central 6 (Little 4, Likes 2). Fouls--Western-Payson 16, West Central 11. Fouled out--Likes.

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