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Lady Blazers move on to regional tournament

Daniel Boone High School’s Lady Blazers are the only county basketball teams still in the district tournament following a week of play that saw the Boone boys and both Crockett teams fall in the opening round.
The Lady Blazers turned Valentine’s Day into a day of sorrow for the girls of Dobyns-Bennett as Boone prevailed in their opening round of the tournament held at Sullivan Central High School.
Boone beat D-B 47-38 to ensure themselves a place in this week’s regional tournament.
To do so, the experienced Blazers turned once again to their dynamic duo of Jenny Snyder and Jordan Bacon, who combined for 32 of Boone’s 47 points.
After taking a five-point first-quarter lead, the Lady Indians of Dobyns-Bennett looked on the verge of pulling an upset over the conference’s third best team, tying the game at 19 at halftime.
D-B then took a one-point lead by the end of the third. But as they have all season, Snyder and Bacon carried Boone to victory.
Bacon opened the quarter with a three-pointer followed by a layup to put Boone up by four.
Snyder took over from there, finishing a layup before netting two free throws to put the Blazers ahead by eight.
Boone wouldn’t relinquish control again, holding on for the 47-38 win.
Snyder led all scorers with 17 points. Bacon was close behind with 15, connecting on the biggest shot of the year, a three-pointer to begin the fourth quarter.
Senior guard Natalie Sheffey was pivotal in the win, distributing the ball and connecting on two three-pointers to finish with seven points.
With a region game already a guarantee, the Lady Blazers returned to the hardwood on Feb. 16 against Tennessee High.
Despite trailing 20-4 after the end of the first quarter, the Lady Blazers fought back, eventually pulling within two points late in the contest.
But the Lady Vikings wouldn’t allow the game to slip away, scoring the final 15 points to capture a 56-39 win.
Bacon was the only Lady Blazer to reach double figures, scoring 15 points behind three made three-pointers.
Boone was scheduled to play in the third place game against Sullivan South on Monday night.
Depending on the outcome, the Lady Blazers will either play at Seymour or Morristown East on Feb. 25 in the opening round of regional play.