Leader Blues

Friday, December 05, 2008

SPORTS>> Lady Owls move into tourney finals by beating England

By KELLY FENTON
Leader sports editor

BENTON — The Abundant Life girls reached the finals of the Bill Gibbs Memorial tournament with a 59-51 win over England on Thursday night at Benton Harmony Grove.

Hannah Pastor led the way for the Lady Owls (13-4) with 28 points, while Brittany Sharp added 18.

It was the Lady Owls’ second win of the year over England and propelled them into the finals against Perryville today at 5:30.

Abundant Life opened tournament play by beating Mt. Vernon 54-31. The Lady Owls used a stifling defense early to race to a 10-0 lead and were never challenged after opening up a 28-12 advantage at intermission.

Pastor scored 16 and Sharp add-ed 13. Sydney Venus had seven, while Andrea Venus and Carmyn Sharp scored six each. Erin Williamson chipped in five.

On Tuesday night, Abundant Life improved to 1-1 in conference play with a 60-31 win over White County Central, shutting out the Lady Bears 23-0 in the third period to put it away. Pastor had 19 while Brittany Sharp added 17.