SVW, Nashville Reach Regional Final

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By WSIL Sports

ZEIGLER -- Sesser-Valier/Waltonville built a big lead early on Benton, watched it disappear, then pulled away late to beat the Rangerettes 58-44 in the second Z-R 2A Girls' Regional semifinal.

The Lady Red Devils will play Nashville Thursday night at 7:30 for the championship. The Hornettes hammered Du Quoin 53-25 in the other semi-final.

SVW led by as many as 13 in the first half, before taking a 25-15 lead into intermission.

Benton rallied, eventually tying the game at 35 early in the fourth.

The Lady Red Devils then went on a decisive 13-3 run to seize control, and then cruised to the 14-point win.

Rae Lappin led SVW with 21. Chelsea Miller added 13 to reach 1000 for her career. Rachel Marlo also tallied 13 for the Lady Red Devils.
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