ONEONTA — Two rivals will go against each other in Saturday's varsity girls finals of the Blount County Basketball Tournament, after Hayden defeated J.B. Pennington 58-45 in a Friday semifinal at Appalachian.
The Wildcats jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back.
Evin Bibb and Brooke Meadows led the Cats with 14 points each; Meadows also swiped five steals. Katie Parr scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had six steals.
Misty Absher, Madison Casale and Ollie Carson led Pennington with eight points each.
Hayden will take on Locust Fork in the championship game Saturday night.