The Tullahoma Lady Wildcats came out on top of a heavyweight battle with Cumberland County in the quarterfinals of the Region 4-3A tournament Friday Night at Tullahoma High School.
The Lady Cats came out hot scoring the game’s first 7 points before Cumberland County made a run of their own to tie the game at 13. From there it was a game of punch, counter punch as the team’s clawed in a thight physical matchup. Tullahoma edged ahead at the half (27-24) and end of the third (37-34). Cumberland County took a 2-point lead midway through the fourth, but Tullahoma rallied and tied the game at 43 after Lilly Melton was intentionally fouled after a steal. The Lady Cats had several looks at a potential game winner late in regulation, but their final try was just off at the horn and overtime was needed to decide who advanced.
Tullahoma took the early lead in the extra time and was able to force Cumberland County into having to foul to extend the game. The Lady Cats were able to seal the game at the line and pull out a 55-49 win.
Lilly Melton led the Lady Cats with 20 Points, McLayne Bobo added 18.
The victory, their first in the region tournament since 2020 advances them into the 4-3A semifinals where they will face Upperman, who topped Page Friday 56-38, Monday at 8:30 at Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville. You can hear all the action LIVE 93.9 The Duck
Region 4-3-A Tournament Schedule
Friday February 23rd Girls Quarterfinals (at Higher Seed)
Upperman 56 Page 38 F
Tullahoma 55 Cumberland County 49 F/OT
Lincoln County 72 White County 63
Livingston Academy 52 Lawrence County 43
Saturday February 24th Boys Quarterfinals (at Higher Seed)
Spring Hill 56 Upperman 53
Stone Memorial 57 Page 47 F
Lawrence County 85 Livingston Academy 74 F
White County 78 Marshall County 62
Monday February 27th Girls Semifinals (at Tennessee Tech)
Lincoln County vs Livingston Academy 7:00
Upperman vs Tullahoma 8:30 LIVE on 93.9 The Duck!
Tuesday February 28th Boys Semifinals (at Tennessee Tech)
Lawrence County vs White County 7:00
Spring Hill vs Stone Memorial Winner 8:30
Wednesday March 1st (at Tennessee Tech)
Girls Championship 7:00
Boys Championship 8:30