Farmington, Massac Co. win consolation games

Saturday, December 22, 2001

Farmington and Massac County both picked up consolation victories in the HealthSouth Holiday Classic Friday, advancing to today's 4 p.m. consolation final.

Farmington squeaked past Jackson's JV 42-40, while No. 6 Massac County jumped on No. 7 Perryville for a 68-44 victory.

Jackson's JV, which entered the field after No. 8 seed Heritage Christian dropped out, nearly upset No. 5 Farmington.

Jackson led 9-6 after one quarter, trailed 21-16 at halftime and 30-24 entering the final quarter. The Lady Indians still trailed by six points with 30 seconds left in the game but, after a basket and a steal on the inbound pass, cut the deficit to 41-40 with 19 seconds left on a 3-pointer. After Farmington added a free throw, Jackson had a chance to tie the game, but saw a shot from 15 feet bounce off the rim at the buzzer.

Kelly Gerlach, Linden Hahs and Amy West all finished with eight points for Jackson.

Natalie Bess led Farmington with 10 points.

Massac County outscored Perryville (3-5) in every quarter, including 17-7 in the opening period, as it cruised past the Lady Pirates.

Leslie Williams scored a game-high 23 points for the Lady Patriots.

Heather Lorenz paced Perryville with 15 points and Emily Amberger pulled down 14 rebounds.

Perryville will face Jackson's JV in the seventh-place game today at 2:30 p.m.

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