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BRONTE â€” Highlandâ€™s Lady Hornets overcame a four-point deficit after three quarters to beat Robert Lee 36-31 in a Class 1A, Divi-sion II bi-district playoff on Tuesday.
Led by Sierra Allenâ€™s 11 points, Highland â€” which also trailed by two points, 14-12, at intermission â€” outscored Robert Lee 15-6 in the fourth quarter to advance to the area playoffs later this week. Highland (20-11), which forced seven turnovers in the final period, will now face Wink (22-3). The teams are scheduled to meet at Lenorah Grady at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Allen, a freshman post, scored nine of her points in the second half and High-landâ€™s defense took over. â€śWe just got more aggressive defensively,â€ť coach Ryan Dollar said. â€śWe were pretty sluggish in the first half. We decided if we didnâ€™t want the season to be over to just get after it. Sierra did a good job. Sheâ€™s improved tremendously since the start of the year.â€ť
Kara Hughey finished with nine points, while Jessica McCain had eight, Callie Sandusky five and Shyan Womack three.
Robert Lee ended its season with a 19-11 record.