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Division 2 girls final: Floyd County 72, Central-Wise 62

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Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 2:00 am

Amanda Hollandsworth scored 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting and had 10 rebounds and Christene Phillips scored 19 points as Floyd County defeated Central-Wise 72-62 in the VHSL Group A, Division 2 girls basketball championship Saturday afternoon at Siegel Center. It is the Buffaloes’ fourth title. “I’m just so proud of the girls and what they’ve done,” said Floyd County coach Alan Cantrell. “It’s very little about what we do as coaches but what the girls do.” Emily Boothe scored eight points for Floyd County as a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter allowed for the Buffaloes to pull away. Hayley Wyrick led Central-Wise with 22 points. She also had nine rebounds. Logan Reynolds and Laura Gipe each scored 13 points. Gipe had 12 rebounds. After being outscored 19-4 in the second quarter and trailing by 11 with 1:48 left in the third quarter, the Warriors went on a 6-0 run to end the period and cut the Floyd County's lead to 51-46 going into the final eight minutes. But a layup by Maria Kuchenbuch with 6:53 left and a jumper by Boothe a little over a minute later began the decisive run for the Buffaloes. Floyd County shot 49.1 percent from the floor and forced 26 Central-Wise turnovers, converting those turnovers into 24 points. Central-Wise, the Region D champion, made its first appearance in the championship game. The Warriors will return 11 players next season.

CENTRAL-WISE (28-2) — Wyrick 22, Reynolds 13, Davis 2, Gipe 13, Caldwell 0, Mullins 2, Mulkey 6, Salyers 2, Cantrell 2. Totals 23 15-23 62.

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