The 2015-16 basketball season officially ended last Wednesday night when the Ava Lady Bears lost to Willow Springs in the semifinals of the Class 3, District 10 Tournament at Mtn. Grove.
Ava advanced to the semifinals and kept the season alive by upsetting Mtn. View-Liberty in first round action on Saturday, Feb. 20.
On Wednesday night, Ava lost to Willow Springs 56-37.
Senior Hope Evans led Ava in scoring with 15 points and freshman guard Kiaunna Snow added 12.
Beth Sherbo led Willow Springs with 18 points, including 6 of 7 free throws and a 3-point basket.
Rounding out the scoring for Ava were Jacey Swofford 7, Bailey Loge 2 and Ashton Bewley 1.
The Willow Springs Bears held a 9-4 advantage over the Ava Lady Bears after one quarter and expanded the lead to 26-14 at the half. Willow continued to pull away in the third quarter, outscoring the Ava ladies 17-10, to lead 43-24, after three quarters.
Ava girls finished the season with a record of 10-16 overall and 2-5 in the SCA.