One on one at the top of the lane

Locust Fork center Jamie Gail Hudson, left, guards Appalachian's Stephanie Metzler during the Hornets' victory in the semifinals of the Blount County Tournament. Metzler led all scorers with 14 points, while Hudson pulled down 13 rebounds.

Locust Fork dominated from start to finish, as they easily handled Appalachian 56-27 Friday on their home floor in the semifinals of the Blount County Schools Girls Basketball Tournament.

The Eagles were no match for the Hornets on the boards, as Locust Fork pulled down 45 rebounds. Sixteen of those came on the offensive end, enabling the Hornets to get multiple second- and third-chance baskets.

The sophomore duo of Kimberly Horton and Madison Cater led the home team with 13 points each. Fellow sophomore Ashlyn Adkins added 12 points, and Jamie Gail Horton scored nine — all in the first half — while grabbing 13 rebounds and seven steals/

The only real trouble the Hornets had was with Eagles' forward Stephanie Metzler, particularly in the second half. She led all scorers with 14 points.

Locust Fork (15-8) will host Hayden, which won its semifinal on Thursday night, the the tournament championship game on Saturday evening. Tip-off is scheduled for 6.

Locust Fork's girls dominated from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer, as they defeated Appalachian 56-27 in Friday's semifinals of the Blount County Basketball Tournament, in front of a standing-room-only crowd on their home court.

The Hornets were particularly dominant on the glass, as they pulled down 45 rebounds for the game. Sixteen of those came on the offensive end, which enabled the hosts to score several second- and third-chance baskets.

The sophomore duo of Kimberly Horton and Madison Cater led Locust Fork with 13 points each. Fellow sophomore Ashlyn Adkins added 12 points. Jamie Gail Horton scored nine, all in the first half, and grabbed 13 rebounds plus seven steals.

The Hornets, however, did have a tough time with the Eagles' Stephanie Metzler, particularly in the second half. She led all scorers with 14 points.

The win sets up a championship-game face-off Saturday night between the Hornets and Hayden, who won their semifinal on Thursday night. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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