The Mason County Lady Royals rallied from a nine-point third quarter deficit to beat the St. Patrick Lady Saints 46-40 tonight in the semifinals of the 39th District Tournament at Bracken County. After trailing by four at the half, St. Patrick led 33-24 in the final minute of the third quarter. But the Lady Royals ended the game on a 22-7 run to advance to the district championship game and next week's regional tournament. Keller Menke had a double-double for Mason County with 14 points and 19 rebounds. Bailey Menke also scored 14 points. Chelsea Douglas was St. Patrick's leading scorer with 12 points. Mason County will play Bracken County in the championship game Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
MC (17-10) Moran 6, Likins 4, B. Menke 14, K. Menke 14, Smith 5, Queen 3
SP (17-8) Klee 2, Douglas 12, Mosler 6, Ch. Payne 8, Ci. Payne 6, Tolle 6
MC FG 28.3% 3 PT FG 26.7% FT 52.2% REB 50 TO 20
SP FG 27.6% 3 PT FG 28.6% FT 23.5% REB 45 TO 17
MC 07 13 07 19-46
SP 06 10 17 07-40
(Photo of Beth Queen and Anne Klee battling for rebounding position by David Gallenstein. Here is a link to Gallenstein's sports photos.)