Lady Bulldogs chase championship

Published 9:49 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017

King’s Fork High School’s girls’ basketball team will play in the state championship Friday after defeating Millbrook in the 4A state semifinals on Saturday.

This is the first time the Lady Bulldogs have reached the state championship. They got it done by defeating Millbrook 62-48 to advance to the 4A state championship.

Amesha Miller led King’s Fork with 21 points. Nylah Young followed with 12 points. King’s Fork shot 47 percent from the field as a team.

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The Lady Bulldogs led 15-9 after the first quarter. Millbrook inched closer to the Lady Bulldogs in the second quarter and went into halftime down six.

In the third quarter, King’s Fork muscled out a 16-4 run, which built momentum for them throughout the second half. But it wasn’t just the Lady Bulldogs’ offense that was impressive in the third quarter. It was also their defense. They allowed Millbrook only one field goal, a three-pointer.

Millbrook managed somewhat of a comeback in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough.

King’s Fork’s opponent in the state championship will be Monacan, which beat the Lady Bulldogs in the 4A East regional championship this year.

King’s Fork and Monacan will face off at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at Virginia Commonwealth University. Admission will be $10.