Hillcrest Middle Wildcats, 2019 Girls Basketball County Champions
Last season, the Hillcrest Middle girls basketball team fell just short in the title game to Blue Ridge Middle. Motivated, the girls came back in 2018-19 and ran the table, finishing unbeaten in the regular season and cruising through the playoffs to the title game. The Lady Wildcats met division foe Bryson Middle in the championship game. Bryson's only losses on the season were to Hillcrest and the Bulldogs had revenge on their mind. The game was close and lowscoring, as Hillcrest grabbed a 15-9 lead at the half. In the third quarter, Hillcrest's Lauren Wearbon scored 9 of her game high 18 points as the Wildcats opened things up. Hillcrest would roll to a 40-22 victory and an undefeated season. Kamari Thompson added 10 for the Wildcats and J'Adore Young added 6 while protecting the lane on the defensive end for the Wildcats. 7th grader Alexandria Bennon lead the Bulldogs with 7 points.
Posted: 2/4/2019 | Author: Jeff Hoffman