CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Miki Glenn looked exhausted as she jogged off the court of the Class AA quarterfinal matchup where her Bridgeport Indians defeated the Lincoln Cougars 54-34.
Bridgeport advances to the semifinals of the state tournament to play Nicholas County today at 11:15 a.m.
"Miki Glenn, as far as high school players goes, is as good as there is in this state and we knew we had to pay a lot of attention to her and that's obviously what we did with combination defense," Lincoln Coach Rob Hawkins said.
Lincoln opened up the game double-teaming Glenn and the strategy worked for the first two quarters.
The Cougars contained Glenn to 14 points and trailed the second-seeded Indians 22-19 at the half.
Lincoln bested Bridgeport in field goal percentage and 3-point percentage in the first half.
The second half quickly became the Miki Glenn show.
Lincoln began the second half again double-teaming Glenn, but to no avail.
The Bridgeport guard scored 10 points in the third quarter - six from the foul line. That also had the effect of sending Lincoln senior Mikayla Prunty to the bench with four fouls late in the period.
Glenn ended the third quarter by sprinting the length of the floor to float in a contested left-handed layup as the period expired.
Bridgeport looked poised for the rout and built a 19-point lead with under six minutes to play in the game.
Lincoln tried to rally.