The Lady Eagles watch the last seconds tick away on their season.

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Murfreesboro, TN – Martin Westview last got to the state title game in 1996 and was ready to go through the Lady Eagles to get back, but Seymour was ready to outshine the ’81 team that lost in the semi’s. The match-up was pitting the Chargers quick guard oriented team against Seymour’s inside height, as well as a contest between Miss Basketball finalist Kendall Cavin and Brooke Johnson.
Seymour controlled the tip and Rachel Ketron banged one home for an opening Seymour lead of 2-0. Cavin scored four in a 9-1 Charger run. Seymour went to Johnson for two baskets and the first quarter was a 9-7 Westview lead.
The 5’10” center Megan Fuqua then led the Chargers on a 5-2 run to expand the lead to 14-9. Wright connected for SHS, then Johnson hit two from the foul line, followed by a Murphy 3 to give Seymour a 16-14 lead. Cavin committed her third foul and Westview suffered a frostbite shooting touch as Seymour continued to hit from the charity stripe for a 19-15 halftime lead. While SHS was clipping along shooting 6 for 13 in the first half, Westview was a frigid 4 for 24, but outrebounding the Lady Eagles 18-11.
The Chargers came out gunning in the third with back-to-back three pointers by Cavin and Reynolds to take a brief 21-19 lead. Seymour went inside to Johnson and tied things up. Cavin picked up her fourth foul two and a half minutes into the half and returned to the bench for a long sit. Seymour attempted to take advantage but Westview had found their range and kept things close, down 27-25 after a Mikels basket. Reynolds then nailed her second three of the quarter and freshman Laytoya Bellamy sparked the Chargers with her first basket for a 30-27 lead at the end of the third.
Westview went to a deliberately slow, clock killing offense in the fourth, but kept hitting to keep Seymour just out of reach. Seymour closed to 35-33 with a Wright lay-up and five minutes to go, when Fuqua swished a three from the top of the key. Peterson hit for Seymour when Cavin returned and netted a lay-up on the inbounds play. Facing a complete stall by Westview, SHS was forced to foul and Cavin went 8 for 8 at the charity stripe over the last 1:08 to seal a 49-41 Westview win. Johnson and Cavin both finished with 17. Wright hit for 8 and Mikels 4 in the loss. Both teams shot over 60% from the floor in the second half, but Seymour was 0 for 1 at the line in the second while Westview hit 10 of 11. Coach Moore was proud of the Lady Eagles’ effort, The girls gave it their all and you can’t ask for more than that,” and noted the shooting of Westview, “I didn’t realize that they could all shoot, our scouting report said only two of them could shoot.”
Seymour returns home to prepare for next season, one game short of its dream. Westview lost in Saturday’s final to three-peat champion Jackson County 53-45 despite Cavin’s 23 point outing.

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