Clear Fork, WV (WOAY) – After two wins in the county rivalry during the regular season, Wyoming East girls basketball looked for a third win against Westside in the Class AA Region 3 Section 1 championship.
After a back-and-forth contest, two free throws from Morgan Thomas with three seconds left in regulation proved to be the difference in the Lady Renegades’ 37-35 win.
Westside led three times through the evening; 3-2, 35-33, and 37-35. For the rest of the game, Wyoming East maintained the lead as they sought a third consecutive sectional title.
But the Lady Renegades kept the game close with timely shooting and defense, allowing Thomas – who was named the sectional MVP – to convert the game-winning free throws.
Both teams now await the outcome of Friday’s Section 2 final when River View visits Bluefield. The winner of that game will host Wyoming East next week, while the runner-up travels to Westside.