Windsor into Kaysinger title game with win over Cole Camp
The Windsor girls basketball team avenged an earlier loss by beating Cole Camp 50-38 in the semifinal of the Kaysinger Conference Tournament on Tuesday.
Cole Camp won the first meeting when Bluebirds forward Kimi Finkiewicz limited Windsor’s Bailey Rollins. On Tuesday Rollins was able to get past Finkiewicz and Kaleena Logan on her way to 14 points.
“We communicated a lot better and we shot a lot better,” Rollins said. “We definitely calmed down a lot.”
Cole Camp jumped out to an early 7-2 lead with baskets from Meghan Pitts and Finkiewicz and a 3-pointer by Logan. But Windsor stopped them on the next 10 Bluebird possessions as the Lady Greyhounds went on a 16-2 run.
“Last time we played them, we allowed Logan and Pitts to get open and get some easy shots,” said Windsor coach Brad Forrest. “Our game plan going in was to double team Pitts in the post the whole game. We did a heck of a job of it. We finally figured out what we wanted to do there late in the first quarter.”
On the offensive end Rollins opened the run with a pair of free throws. Shelby Williams added a jumper and Haley Crouch got a steal which lead to a layup to make it 8-7 Windsor at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter a Rollins steal led to a Riley Moore jumper and baskets by Rollins, Williams and Breanna Bowers followed.
“We just settled down and made sure we got our set feet and our shoulders down,” Rollins said.
Logan had a pair of putbacks in the third quarter to get within four points, but Williams hit a jumper and layups by Rollins and Jessica Neel followed and soon the Lady Greyhounds led by double digits.
Cole Camp will face Sacred Heart in the third-place game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Windsor will face Tipton for the Kaysinger Conference championship at 8 p.m. Thursday.
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