Focused effort advances Westview

Focused effort advances Westview

Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 11:40 am
By: Stephanie Sturgis – Weakley County Press Sports Editor

Focused effort advances Westview

Swaim Game — Taylor Swaim, here driving against Dresden’s Alex Glisson in an earlier game, led Westview with 17 points in its district tourney win. Photo by Stephanie Sturgis
The Lady Chargers rode their best effort of the season to a vital victory.
Westview, the No. 3 seed, held the Haywood Lady Tomcats to two points in the second quarter on the way to a 58-29 win in the District 13-AA tourney quarterfinals Tuesday night in Dyer.
The win advances the Lady Chargers to both the district semifinals and the upcoming regional tourney. WHS will next take on Gibson County at 7:30 Thursday night at Dyersburg.
Westview used a balanced offensive attack in defeating Haywood for the second time this season. The sixth-seeded Lady Tomcats pulled off the upset, 45-40 in the initial meeting on Dec. 17.
“In a do-or-die game, you know you’ve got to come out focused. Losing to them earlier kept us focused. We played our best game of the year. We played a solid game,” WHS head coach Sean Stephenson noted.
Three different Lady Chargers scored in double figures in the must-win game. Taylor Swaim topped all scorers with 17 points, while Breanna Pitcher put in 15 points and Kaley Leyhue added a dozen points. Chelsea Owens tallied 11 points for Haywood.
After carrying a solid 21-13 lead into the second quarter. Westview clamped down and limited Haywood to two points while pouring in 12 to stretch its advantage to 33-15 at halftime.
The lead grew to 44-23 after three in the 58-29 win.

District 13-AA Tournament
Quarterfinals
Feb. 15 at Dyer
GIRLS
Haywood (29) — Chelsea Owens 11, Jackson 6, Bell 6, Peeples 2, Parrish 2, Sutherland 2.
Westview (58) — Taylor Swaim 17, Breanna Pitcher 15, Kaley Leyhue 12, Jacey Sims 8, Teddy Vincent 6.
3-pointers: Haywood — Owens; Westview — Pitcher (2), Vincent (2), Leyhue.
Records: Haywood 12-13, Westview 20-9.

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