This year’s Perry County 6th grade girls’ championship came down to the R. W. Combs Lady Mustangs and the A. B. Combs Lady Bearcats. The Lady Mustangs jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back as they collected the title.
The R. W. Combs defense set the tone early as they forced several turnovers and converted in transition. The formula worked well enough to net them the 10-4 lead at the first period horn.
A. B. Combs was able to pick up the pace in the second period, and began to be successful on the offensive end. However, the Lady Bearcats could do little to slow down the Lady Mustangs. R. W. Combs went into the locker room with the 22-11 advantage.
R. W. Combs continued to roll in the third period, despite a valiant effort by the Lady Bearcats to turn the tide. The Lady Mustangs were able to tack a few more points on their advantage, and went into the final frame leading 33-17.
The Mustangs’ changed their lineup several times during the final period, and managed to keep a firm grip on the lead. The Lady Bearcats were able to outscore their opponents for the first time in the game, but could do little about the outcome of the game.
R. W. Combs went on to win the game by the final count of 37-23, giving them the 6th grade title.
R. W. Combs (37) Caudill 10, Cornett 3, Sturgill 8, Beverly 8, Branson 6 and Hoskins 2.
A. B. Combs (23) Ison 13, I. Brewer 2, and K. Brewer 8.