Top-seeded Tipp holds off Kenton Ridge to reach district finals

  • Jeff Gilbert
  • Contributing Writer
9:44 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 Sports
Kenton Ridge’s Mikala Morris shoots over Tippecanoe’s Hailee Varvel on Tuesday night at Tecumseh. Morris scored 12 points in a 48-43 loss to Tipp. Jeff Gilbert/CONTRIBUTED

Maddie Frederick scored 16 points and top-seeded Tippecanoe held off No. 5 Kenton Ridge for a 48-43 victory in a Division II sectional final Tuesday night at Tecumseh.

The Red Devils will play in the district tournament Friday at Mason High School.

Tipp surged to a 26-20 halftime lead with 14-2 run to close the half. After KR scored the first seven points of the second half to take the lead, Tipp responded with an 11-0 run. KR trailed by as many as 10 before cutting the Tipp lead to 44-43 with 2:20 left.

Brook Aselage added 10 points for Tipp. Mikala Morris led KR with 12 points and Kirsten Wiley added 11.