Whitefield girls top Holy Cross in overtime in All 'A' Classic opener

·1 min read
Whitefield Academy's Noel Smith (3) grabs a rebound over Mercy Academy's Emma Barnett (34) during their game at the Whitefield Academy gymnasium in Louisville, Ky. on Jan. 4, 2022.
Whitefield Academy's Noel Smith (3) grabs a rebound over Mercy Academy's Emma Barnett (34) during their game at the Whitefield Academy gymnasium in Louisville, Ky. on Jan. 4, 2022.

For the second straight year, the Whitefield Academy girls basketball team is heading to the quarterfinals of the All “A” Classic state tournament.

The Wildcats outscored Holy Cross 9-2 in overtime to claim a 51-44 victory on Wednesday in the first round of the All “A” event at Eastern Kentucky University’s McBrayer Arena in Richmond.

More All "A" coverage: Evangel boys set to face KCD on Thursday

Whitefield (17-5) advanced to face Owensboro Catholic (16-6) at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the quarterfinals. Owensboro Catholic beat Berea 39-33 in another first-round game Wednesday.

Amy Thompson scored 17 points to lead Whitefield. Allison Spieker scored 16 points, and Camryn Poole added 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals.

Callie Wiegandt scored 16 points to lead Holy Cross (10-9), which shot 50% (16 of 32) but couldn’t overcome 22 turnovers

More coverage: Sign up for The Courier Journal's high school sports newsletter

The Cougars led 22-16 at halftime before Whitefield rallied for a 40-32 lead on Thompson’s basket with 4:19 left in regulation. Holy Cross’ Sarah Duffy nailed a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left to tie the score at 42 and force overtime.

Thompson and Poole both scored four points in overtime to help Whitefield pull away.

HOLY CROSS 7 15 6 14 2 – 44

WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 9 7 12 14 9 – 51

Holy Cross (10-9) – Callie Wiegandt 16, Savannah Shawver 8, Kenzie Trusty 8, Sarah Duffy 6, Peyton Carnes 2, Jillian Jeffries 4.

Whitefield Academy (17-5) – Camryn Poole 15, Sara Ritter 3, Amy Thompson 17, Allison Spieker 16.

Jason Frakes: 502-582-4046; jfrakes@courier-journal.com; Twitter: @kyhighs.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: KHSAA basketball: Whitefield girls top Holy Cross in All 'A' Classic

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting