Lady Redbirds season ends in loss to Vienna at the DuQuoin Class 2A regional

DU QUOIN – Third seed Vienna scored the last 12 points of the game to hold off a determined sixth seed West Frankfort to win 55-43 Tuesday, and advance to the finals of the Du Quoin 2A girls basketball regional to face second seed Hamilton County on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Megan Berry and Cali Wright on Senior Night last week.

West Frankfort (9-18) rallied from six down to take a one-point at the half and trailed by six again with 1:35 remaining in the third quarter before tying the score, 43-43, on a 3-pointer by Madison Carpenter with 4:54 remaining in the game.

“We played really well,” said West Frankfort coach Matt Hampleman. “Size wise they had us at just about every spot. I can’t say enough about my two seniors, Beery and Wright, they’ve carried us pretty much all year. We got great contributions from freshman McLaren as well as Carpenter tonight. I though Chloe Peavey did a good job on the interior post against their big kids. We just didn’t have enough at the end to stay on top.”

NOTE- My sentiments are the same about Megan Berry and Cali Wright from “Hamp.”  I have enjoyed watching them play.  Most of all they are fine young ladies who will go far in life. -Steve

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