Baker girls fall in tourney semifinals

Baker girls basketball

Kathryn Quigg gets a shove from a Chipley defender as she drives the lane Thursday during the first half the District 2-1A girls basketball tournament semifinals at Freeport.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM.

FREEPORT — There will be no repeat as district champions for the Baker girls basketball team.

The Gators took on a tough Chipley team in the District 2-1A semifinals Thursday night and saw their dreams for a title come up short.

Jasmine Belser scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Tigers to a 65-59 win.

“They are a good ball club,” Baker coach Brian Wagner said of Chipley. “Our girls knew we were going to have to play our best basketball. With the exception of missing some easy ones we shot lights out from 3-point land, which is something we haven’t done all year long.

“We played like I knew we would play. We played extremely well. But in crucial moments you have to make those things happen and there were times that we did and there were times that we didn’t and that was the difference in the game.”

The Gators, who ended the season with a 16-7 record, got off to a fast start behind the hot shooting of Kathryn Quigg.

Quigg scored the first four points of the game and nine of her 16 points in the first quarter as the game was tied at 16-16 at the end of the first quarter.

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