Olivia Colliver's basket with 3:55 to go gave Montgomery County's girls a 49-47 lead that it wouldn't relinquish, and the Indians went on to defeat Clark County 58-51 in the 10th Region finals at Bourbon County.
Montgomery County outscored Clark County 19-5 at the free-throw line. Macie Spence led the way, going 8-for-9 for the Indians. The Cardinals were 5-for-14.
Erica Rogers was 3-for-6 from three-point range and scored 15 points to go with six rebounds for Montgomery County. Colliver was next with 13 points and three steals, and Spence had 12 points, nine rebounds and two assists.
Brittani Gay was the star for Clark County, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Prisha Rogers added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven steals.
No. 1 Manual 55, No. 4 Mercy 52 (7th): Manual defeated Mercy for the fourth time in five tries this season, this time with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen on the line.
The Lady Crimsons led by as many as 15 points before the Jaguars rallied to a three-point lead with 3:32 to play. But Manual closed on a 7-1 run with Mechael Guess scoring four of those points.
Guess finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and three steals for Manual (30-4). Juliann Miller led Mercy (24-8) with 15 points.
No. 3 Bowling Green 47, Monroe Co. 45 (4th): Alexis Lawrence had 14 points and six rebounds and Adrienne Tarrence had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Bowling Green.
No. 5 Butler 40, No. 24 Bullitt East 39 (6th): Aareon Smith scored 12 points and Heather Wheat had six points and six assists in the finals for Butler. Lindey Young scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Bullitt East.
No. 14 Clay Co. 40, South Laurel 30 (13th): Kayla Smith scored 14 of her 16 points at the free-throw line for Clay County. Smith also had eight rebounds and three assists.
Boyd Co. 57, Ashland Blazer 45 (16th): Boyd County reserve Taylor Wheeler scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, both team highs.
Corbin 56, Clay Co. 51, OT (13th): Brody Freeman and Matthew Taylor scored 14 points apiece and Corbin advanced to the region finals. The teams hadn't met since Dec. 7 when Clay County won 49-42 in overtime.
Both John Vernon Hooker and Matthew Mitchell had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers.
Bell Co. 47, Knox Central 44 (13th): Ben Madon was 11-for-14 from the field and finished with 26 points and eight rebounds for Bell County.
Knox Central's Jonathan Barger scored 16, and Tanner Broughton came off the bench for 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.