BOWLING GREEN — Morgan Rich and Savannah Gregory scored 15 points each as Allen County-Scottsville upended Mason County 49-42 Saturday in the semifinals of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen in E.A. Diddle Arena.
Gregory added nine rebounds for the winners and Rich had six.
Maddie Boone paced Mason County (23-12) with nine points and six boards. Jordan Frodge added eight points.
Allen County-Scottsville (30-4), winner of eight in a row, will meet Covington Holy Cross in Sunday's championship game.
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The Lady Patriots beat Mason County 62-41 on Dec. 30.
Mason County, starting all sophomores, led 27-21 at halftime. That was thanks to going 5-for-6 from three-point range and 4-for-4 at the free-throw line. Allen County-Scottsville shot 1-for-5 from long distance and did not attempt a free throw.
Briana McNutt hit two three-pointers and shared first-half team scoring honors with Boone, each scoring six for the Royals.
Rich, a University of Kentucky signee, led the Patriots with 11 points.
ACS ruled the backboards 18-9 in the first half, led by Gregory with six caroms.
The Patriots led 13-9 early in the second quarter, but Mason then surged with an 18-4 run to lead 27-17.
Allen County-Scottsville opened the second half on a 9-0 run to take a 30-27 lead, and the Patriots were up 34-30 heading into the fourth quarter.
Sarah Sutton started the 9-0 run with a free throw. Then, Holly Robinson drove to the hole for a basket, and Gregory did likewise. Ashley King dropped in two free throws, and Gregory capped the flurry with a back-door layup.
A pair of Gregory free throws to open the fourth quarter gave the Patriots a 36-30 cushion.
The Royals came back to tie, though, getting back-to-back three-pointers by Jordan Frodge and Brianna Littleton.
Tied again at 38, Allen County-Scottsville scored the next five points to regain control.
Jordan Brooks made a free throw, King sank a pair and Robinson converted a steal into a layup for a 43-38 lead with 1:28 left.
The Patriots preserved their lead by scoring their last six points at the free-throw line.
■ Semifinals attendance was 4,461.