Riley Northway looks to pass to a teammate against Boaz Thursday night. | Clif Knight
Riley Northway looks to pass to a teammate against Boaz Thursday night. | Clif Knight

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No. 1 Brewer gets final tune-up before regional

Published 10:52pm Thursday, February 14, 2013

Brewer’s Lady Patriots (30-1) took care of business Thursday night, as they knocked off Class 5A, Area 10 runner-up Boaz 60-33 in sub-regional competition.

The top-ranked team in Class 5A moved on to the opening round of the Class 5A Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State University on Tues, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. They will take on Center Point, the state’s second-ranked 5A team.

The No. 1 Lady Patriots easily took care of Boaz’s Lady Patriots, leading 13-6 after the first period, 26-15 at halftime and 47-27 after three periods.

Riley Northway put her team on her back in the first period as she scored 11 of Brewer’s, 13 first quarter points. Savana Flack picked up where she left off in third quarter as she sank three consecutive treys to spark a run from her teammates.

Riley finished the game with 16 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Emily Oden followed with 13 points, Flack added 11 points while Rheagan Harvel scored six and had six assists and Malerie Drinkard had 6 points and seven rebounds.

Bailee Padgett and Haley Long had 11 points each for Boaz.

Both Flack and Harvel expressed confidence as they looked forward to the regional.

“I felt confident shooting when I got some open looks,” said Flack, “and I wanted to do something to lift my teammates. Coach Allen always tells us to remain confident and keep shooting when we have looks.”

“I feel good about moving on to the regional,” Harvel said. “We’ve just got to keep doing what we gotta do and that’s to keep winning.”

“It’s always exciting to see the kids reach the next level in the playoffs,” said head coach Ricky Allen.

“We went six minutes without scoring late in the second and early third quarter,” he pointed out. “That’s what made the game look ugly.

“This group of girls are mature, wise and take pride in what they do,” he added. “They’re a lot of fun to coach.”

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