March 7, 2014 — The East Carter girls basketball team magical season came to an end Friday night in the 16th Region Championship as Ashland defeated the Lady Raiders 45-41 at Morehead State University.
Junior Megan Stickler scored 18 points and freshman Kristen Mayo added 15 points to lead East Carter.
16th Region Tournament MVP Alexis Robinson scored 25 points and was 11-of-12 from the free throw line for the game to help the Kittens advance to their first ever three-peat as Champions.
East’s biggest lead came in the beginning of the third quarter on Mayo’s layup at 25-18. East would then go without a basket until Stickler’s basket with 7:06 left in the game. The Kittens would have a one point lead at 32-31 at that point.
Ashland Mykasa Robinson would hit two big three-point baskets in the fourth quarter to give the Kittens leads. The biggest coming with 1:39 left in the game to go up by two at 39-37.
The Lady Raiders shot 16-of-43 (37.2 percent) for the game to Ashland’s 14-of-38 (36.8 percent), they outrebounded the Kittens 33-23 but Ashland held a 9-2 advantage in turnovers.
Ashland will face the winner of the second region Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Diddle Arena at Western Kentucky University.
East Carter ends the season with a record of 31-3.