WISE — Despite being in the Mountain 7 district, Abingdon does not advance to the Region 2D tournament. The Lady Falcons were in the championship game against Central Saturday thus leaving the two-seed and a first round home game open. Ridgeview took full advantage of the situation and bashed Gate City 60-44.
The Lady Wolfpack came in having lost to the Lady Blue Devils the previous week and were looking for redemption.
“We executed our second half game plan to perfection,” Ridgeview head coach Donnie Frazier said. “I think we held (Sarah) Thompson to one point until the final seconds of the game. And we had people step up; we had balanced scoring. We had kids hit big shots at the right time.”
Gate City came out of the gate hot in the first and took a 14-10 lead into the second quarter.
The Lady Wolfpack started to find footing in the second quarter; outscoring the Lady Blue Devils 18-13 and taking a one point lead into the second half, 28-27.
Brooklyn Frazier led Ridgeview in the third, scoring nine of her 15 points and giving her team the edge.
The Lady Wolfpack took their 47-41 lead into the fourth quarter and completely dominated. Despite only scoring three field goals, key foul shooting by Nikole Counts, Bailey Frazier and Brooklyn Frazier put the Lady Blue Devils away for good. The defense was able to keep Gate City from scoring a single field goal and limiting the Lady Blue Devils to only three points.
“We changed the momentum of the game when we went to the zone. We took away the transition. Our girls stepped up. They wanted to win the game and host the first round of regions, so we’ll play our last home game on Tuesday night,” Frazier said.
“This is four straight years we have hosted a region game, so our program is moving in the right direction,” Frazier continued.