SHAWNEE – Peggs Lady Panthers came in with the mindset of this is our house. Lead by 5’5” PG Kaitlyn Spradlin, she and her teammates were relentless and played with no fear. Spradlin was the fuel to the fire dropping 10 points along with multiple steals and numerous impact plays. 5’7” F Harley Culie controlled the paint and made it very clear she was the general inside with 10 points.
The Rocky Mountain Lady Rockets would not be denied. With the sharp-shooting of 2021 guard Macie Sawney and 2022 guard Ashylnn Berry, this proved to be a battle to the finish. Berry was able to knock down shots from anywhere on the floor as Berry’s contributions were much needed to keep the game close.
With 3:00 minutes left in the game, the score was tied 31-31 and we knew this would be a barn-burner. It came down to the last seconds of the game with several hustle plays by the Rockets that would put themselves ahead for good. The Rockets finished with several free throws to put away the game. A contest for the ages, final score 40-38.
Kaitlyn Spradlin and Harley Culie of Peggs as well as Macie Sawney and Ashlynn Berry of Rocky Mountain, were named to the ORES DIV II – All-Tournament Team. Ashlynn Berry walked away with the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Photo Credit: Kamron Love