Fort Gay, W. Va. — The Tolsia Girls (15-8) opened up the Region 4 Section 1 tournament with a 65-14 victory over Sherman ( 7-14 ) Monday at Rebel Arena.
#12 Julie Young and #45 Amber Stevens along with #33 Kerigan Salmons held Sherman scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game Monday.
Tolsia scored the first 33 points of the game and held the Tide scoreless for the 11 minutes.
Kerigan Salmons drives to the basket versus Sherman.
Kerigan Salmons hit 5 three pointers, scored 26 points and surpassed 1,000 points for her career with a three pointer in the third quarter, Emily Artrip tallied 11 points, Julie Young added 10 points, Autumn Block netted 5 points, Kilee Preece had 3 points, Kaylee Johnson, Sara Sturgell, Mackenzie Cassell, Jaycee Crum and Amber Stevens scored 2 points apiece.
Emily Artrip brings the ball up the court in the post season opener on Monday.
Tolsia hit 8 three pointers and went 10 of 18 from the foul line.
The Tide was led by Jaiden Graley with 5 points, Sophie Rollo tallied 3 points, Annika Roop, Maleigh Mullins and Hope Keith scored 2 points each.
SHS 0 4 7 3 = 14
THS 33 10 14 8 = 65
Tolsia 64 West Carter ( KY ) 52 ( Wednesday )
The Rebels closed out the regular season with a home victory over the Comets ( 6-24 ) at Rebel Arena.
Autumn Block heads toward the basket after picking up a steal against Sherman.
Kerigan Salmons led the victors with 25 points, Autumn Block tallied 11 points, Emily Artrip added 11 points, Amber Stevens and Julie Young had 7 points each Kilee Preece chipped in with 4 points.
The Rebels hit 5 three pointers and went 17 of 27 from the free throw line.
Tolsia will advance to the Region 4 Section 1 Championship game on Thursday at Rebel Arena versus Tug Valley ( 8-9 ) at 7:00.
Tolsia Head Coach Ric Morrone
“… Probably one of our best efforts of the season defensively, give Sherman credit they played really hard but I thought we really guarded them tonight. Offensively we really moved the ball and were able to knock down some shots early and get out to a nice lead. We were able to play a bunch of girls tonight as well.”
“… This win buys us another week of practice and guarantees us two more games and a chance to get back to Charleston. We are blessed to be at home on Thursday and hope all of the Rebel faithful can get out and come support a great bunch of girls against a good Tug Valley team that is coached by my good friend Clyde Farley who is retiring at the end of the year. We will have our hands full on Thursday. Tug Valley has been the big dog in our section the last three or four years and have had our number for awhile.
“… Great moment for Kerigan Salmons to get her 1,000 career point, she is such a hard worker in her four years here at Tolsia. We are really fortunate to have her on our team. Great kid, great student and has really grown into being a great leader for us.”