In the first quarter Pendleton jumped out to an early lead with some great interior passing and cutting to the basket without the ball for easy buckets. After the first 8 minutes the Bulldog faithful was loving it as they held a 14-10 lead. Turner though was just starting to warm up. The senior calmly nailed jumper after jumper from just inside the arc as the Bulldogs had no answer for her ability to create space and get open shots. At the half Turner had brought the Centurions back as they headed into the locker room with a 24-21 lead.
In the second half the Centurions continued their momentum from the second quarter as they continued to ride the back of Turner down the stretch. With just .6 seconds left in the 3rd though her teammate, junior standout Victoria Tucker, popped a jumper to make it 35-28 Broome.
In the final quarter of action Turner cooled slightly but turned it back on when her team needed it most. The Bulldogs however didn't help their cause missing a number of free throws in the second half of action. They were within 5 points at 45-40 when Tucker got fouled and knocked down the basket. The junior stepped to the line and knocked down her free throw to stretch the Broome lead to 48-40. Turner also had an and one situation with 32 seconds left and moved the score to 51-40 for Kim Goode's team. A couple of free throws later the Lady Centurions were celebrating their 54-40 victory as they will now head to Columbia to play for the AA crown against Lee Central who defeated Bishop England in the Lower State Championship Game.
Broome's Seneca Turner
AA Girls State Player Of The Year
Turner was weary at the end but victorious after her game-high 27 points
Broome's Victoria Tucker