WHS girls 42

Watertown High's Daejah Maklary

Lady Tigers move on to quarters -

WATERTOWN - Emma Christensen poured in 20 of her game-high 29 points in the second half to lead Watertown High to a nip-and-tuck 45-42 victory over Cannon County Sunday afternoon in a District 8-AA play-in game.

Christensen knocked down three 3-pointers and went 6-of-8 at the line.

With the win, the No. 5-seeded Lady Tigers moved to 18-9 on the season and earned a spot in Monday's quarterfinal game at No. 4-seeded Livingston Academy.

Monday's survivor is assured of a berth in next week's Region 4-AA tournament while the loser is eliminated.

WHS trailed Cannon County 11-9 after one period, but the Lady Tigers reversed the trend with a 12-8 second quarter push and took a 21-19 lead into intermission.

Cannon County (4-22) took a brief lead in the second half, but Watertown bounced right back.

Daejah Maklary hit a pair of 3-pointers on the way to eight points and Brittni Allison added five for Watertown.

Bella Pelham had 13 and Shelby Smithson chipped in with 11 for Cannon County.

All-District: Christensen was named first team All-District 8-AA. Allison was voted third team and most improved, Daejah Maklary was an honorable mention selection, Kierah Maklary & Madison King were named to the all-freshman team.

WATERTOWN (45): Brittni Allison 5, Emma Christensen 29, Madi Reeder 1, Daejah Maklary 8, Gewn Franklin 2.

CANNON CO. (42): Jalin Fann 7, Anaston Holt 3, Maci Sellars 6, Bella Pelham 13, Shelby Smithson 11, Alli Lawson 2.

Halftime: 21-19, WHS.

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