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South Central, Ramsey earn upset wins at regionals

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By Andrew Harner

Both of the area’s Class 1A girls basketball teams pulled off upset wins in the first round of their respective regional tournament on Monday.

South Central handed Oblong a 51-48 overtime loss at the Red Hill Regional in Bridgeport, and Ramsey/Mulberry Grove beat Dieterich, 61-54, at the Altamont Regional.

For South Central, the 51 points are the most the team scored all season. Freshman Abby Hahn had a career-high 22 points, scoring on 11 free throws, three 3-pointers and one field goal.

Her final 3 came with six seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Freshman Sydney Wilkins added eight points for the Lady Cougars (2-20), and freshman Alannah Sigrist added six.

Junior Jenna Rose and sophomore Abby King scored four, and freshman Autumn McCoy had a field goal, as the Lady Cougars scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

"The girls battled all night to keep the game close, and give us a chance to win," said coach Gary Kapper. "They never quit."

Oblong (5-14) was led by Taylor Smith’s 13 points.

South Central’s season ended on Tuesday, with a 66-42 loss to North Clay.

Hahn improved on her career-high, with 27 points in the game, and Kind added nine points.

Also scoring for the Lady Cougars (2-21) wre Wilkins (four) and Sigrist (two).

Three North Clay players had 16 points, as the Lady Cardinals rolled to the win.

In Altamont, senior Kate Jolliff scored 32 points for the Lady Rams, and Kayla Zimmerman added 12, as Ramsey rolled to the upset win.

Skye Kimberlin and Megan Kimberlin each added seven points, and Abbi Cuningham had three points in the victory.

Jolliff had an all-around game, with eight free throws, two 3-pointers and nine field goals. She had at least five points in every quarter.

Ramsey played No. 1 St. Anthony on Wednesday.