In her nine years as the head girls' basketball coach at Signal Mountain High School, Kendra Bell has led a number of good teams.
senior guard Cassidy Pawson led her team to a 52-44 victory over Soddy-Daisy in the District 6-AAA final by making 5-of-8 3-pointers, all in the first half.
After Pawson finished her last long-range shot, she slipped her pocket guns away. She was also the first to raise
the new trophy as she led Signal Mountain with a game-high 20 points, improving their record to 25-5 with their 10th straight victory.
Pawson, whose Lady Eagles had lost three straight district titles before Tuesday, said, So much has gone into us getting to this moment.
My teammates are equally excellent, and our coach is truly fantastic. If we hadn't all worked together from beginning to end, this wouldn't have been possible.
"We are going to keep working and try to extend this run as long as we can because having the best season in school history means the world to us.
Carlee Lowry, a sophomore for Signal Mountain who recently scored her 1,000th point in high school, assisted in making the score 42-30 after the first half.
The energetic 6-foot forward and tournament MVP Lowry was active on both ends of the floor and scored 10 of her 16 points in the third quarter,
two blocks, and exceptional play on the offensive boards, helped the Lady Eagles pull away in the championship game.