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PC girls cruise to fourth-straight area championship

The 10th-ranked Phil Campbell Bobcat girls cruised to their fourthstraight area title with a 61-34 win over the Danville Hawks this past week. Winners of Class 3A, Area 15, the Bobcats will host the Class 3A, Area 16, runnerup Elkmont Wednesday at 6 p.m.

“I’m proud of the girls,” said Phil Campbell Coach Craig Thomas. “They have worked hard and had to endure a lot this year.  We have all of our goals ahead of us. We have to stay focused and treat every game like it is our last.”

Phil Campbell put the game away early, racing out to a 21-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and extending their lead to 31-13 at halftime. The Bobcats continued to put distance between themselves and the Hawks, taking a 45-21 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Katie Thomas led Phil Campbell with 17 points. She was followed by Olivia Taylor with 10 points. Trinity Thomas added eight points. Madison Branch and Abbie Garrison scored six points each. Makayla Baker added four points. Caitlynn Mills and Gracie Vickery scored three points each. Kenner Scott and Allie Herring added two points each.