From WAFF-48 Sports
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Ashley Bright sank two free throws with :11 left to secure a 55-52 upset victory for Crossville and the 3A girls state title over 7th-ranked Geneva, Thursday in Birmingham.
Bright had just four points, but finished 4-for-4 at the foul line.
The Lions (22-10) trailed 40-35 heading into the final quarter but outscored the Lady Panthers (26-6), 20-12, the rest of the way.
Felicity Adkins hit a three-pointer to get Crossville back into the game in the 4th quarter. The high-arching, off-the-glass shot brought the Lions within two, 46-44, when Crossville (23-11) seemed to be almost out of the game. Geneva had led by 7 with 6:39 left.
Then with :41 to go, Molly Williamson hit a jumper to give Crossville its first lead since the 2nd quarter, 53-52, when the Lions led 23-20.
Tournament MVP Courtney Thacker led the Lady Lions with 22 points, including 3 three-pointers. Emily Peek chipped in 8 points and 8 rebounds.
Lessie Scott had 15 points and 19 rebounds for Geneva and Jade Broxton scored 16 to lead the scoring. Jasmine Wiggins added 12 points for Geneva.