The Kanab Cowgirls won two big games last week to claim the region 13 championship with a 9-1 record. The Girls had another nail-biter on Tuesday at home against Millard, nipping the Eagles 46-44. Earlier in the year at Millard, the Cowgirls won 56-55. This game was close all the way, with lead changes throughout. Millard led 12-10 after one, but Kanab was up one at the half 26-25. The third quarter spelled the difference, as Kanab’s “D” held the Eagles to only four points, to stretch their lead to 35-29 heading into the final frame. Millard picked up the offense in the fourth and got to within two, but the Cowgirls held on for the victory 46-44.

Kaitlin Glover scored 13 and Shaylee McDonald 11 to lead Kanab. Lacey Glover hit nine points on three treys, while KC Houston added a couple of three-pointers on her way to eight points. The Cowgirls made 48 percent of their free throws on 10 of 21 shooting.

On Thursday, the Cowgirls traveled to Parowan and defeated the Rams 57-44. Kanab led 16-9 after one, coming out of the gates fired up. Another 16-point quarter gave them a 32-24 lead at the half. A third straight 16 point output in the third period, and Kanab stretched their lead to a comfortable 48-35, heading into the final frame. Kanab and Parowan each tallied nine points in the fourth stanza, as the Cowgirls won 57-44.

Shaylee McDonald poured in 19 points, including three bombs from downtown, to lead Kanab. Kaitlin Glover netted 15, while Aliesha Houston tallied nine points on three treys, and Channing Jackson added seven.

The girls again shot only 47 percent from the charity stripe (7/15). That needs to improve if they want to advance deep into the state tournament. Kanab finished the regular season with an 18-2 record, the best of any Cowgirl team in quite awhile.

Kanab heads into the state play-in game against San Juan as the Region 13 #1 seed. The Broncos are the #4 seed from Region 15. The game will tip off at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, at Orem High School. If the Cowgirls can get by San Juan, they will face the winner of the South Summit/Maeser Prep game in the quarterfinals of the state tournament on Thursday, February 26, at 4:10 p.m., at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield. Good luck Cowgirls!