Rock Bridge girls basketball advances to district finals

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 11:07 p.m. CST; updated 7:36 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An earlier version of this post included the wrong score for the Rock Bridge girls basketball team's victory over Timberland.

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team advanced to the Class 5, District 9 finals after beating Timberland 55-34 in the semifinals Tuesday in Troy.

Rock Bridge coach Jill Nagel said the Bruins, who led throughout the game, had a good team effort and there were solid performances by all her players.

Senior guard Amaya Williams, an Associated Press All-State Team selection for the second consecutive season, led the Bruins with 13 points.

Carmen Boessen and Emily Holt both scored 10 points and Megan Marshall hit three 3-pointers to total nine points. Lindsey Cunningham and Orreshia Chatman each scored six points.

Top-seeded Rock Bridge (20-3), the defending district champion, is set to play No. 2 seed Troy Buchanan (21-5) in the district championship at 6 p.m. Friday at Troy.

Troy Buchanan advanced to the final with a 58-41 victory over Hickman in the late semifinal Tuesday at Troy.

Hickman, which finished the season at 11-15, turned around an 8-0 Trojans first-quarter lead and built a 37-36 Kewpies lead with 30 seconds left in the third quarter, but Troy made a final run and Hickman could not catch up. 

Hickman forward Aqua Corpening scored 11 points, Shaunece Ballenger had nine and both Paige Nelson and Claire Ortbals each had two 3-point baskets. Ashley Davis and Kimberly Lake added four apiece.

Rock Bridge is ranked No. 6 and Troy Buchanan No. 10 in the latest AP girls basketball poll.

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