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ET Basketball: Harmony girls get past White Oak in bi-district playoff

By Andrew Glover
Feb. 13, 2018 at 11 p.m.

Harmony's defense tightened up in the second half, and the Lady Eagles advanced to the area round of the Class 3A playoffs with a 37-28 victory over White Oak in bi-district action on Tuesday at LeTourneau University's Solheim Arena.

The Lady Eagles, who finished third in District 15-3A, will play District 13-3A champ Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill in the area round. The details are still to be determined.

Kinzee Settles led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 10 points to go along with 13 rebounds for a double-double. She also added three assists. Macey Russell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the third quarter and finished the night with nine points and six rebounds. Marlee Seahorn scored eight points.

Harmony, which trailed 22-20 at halftime, only allowed White Oak to make two field goals in the second half and outscored them 17-6. Baskets by Seahorn and Kaylee Clemens gave the Lady Eagles distance in the fourth quarter as they expanded their lead to 33-26 with 4:54 remaining.

The Lady Eagles won the battle on the boards 32-18. They forced 16 White Oak turnovers and committed 15.

The first half was a tale of two quarters.

Harmony dominated the first quarter and took advantage of seven White Oak turnovers to hold a 14-2 advantage. In the second quarter the Lady Necks were more composed on offense and did a better job of moving the ball. Lamya Nelson hit a 3-pointer to spark the Lady Necks' offense. After Seahorn hit a three to push Harmony's advantage back to seven, Kyla Weeks, Asia Robertson and Desiree Murray hit shots. Robertson hit a 3-pointer as time expired in the first half to give the Lady Necks their first lead of the game.

Robertson scored nine of her game-high 11 points in the second quarter.



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