Eriel McKee scored 27 points as Anderson County beat Henderson County 65-54 Wednesday in the first round of the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 tournament.
McKee also added eight rebounds, five steals, two assists and two blocks in leading Region 8 champion Anderson County (33-1) to its first Sweet 16 win.
Makenzie Cann scored 17 points and notched six assists for the Lady Bearcats, while Kali Whiteside collected nine points and 10 rebounds.
Anderson County led the game by as many as 17 points in the third quarter but had to hold on as Henderson County (26-3) cut the lead to 58-54 with just 2:39 left in the fourth quarter.
Maci Brown led the Lady Colonels with 18 points. Ellie Fruit and DeAsia Outlaw added 14 and 13 points apiece for Henderson County, the Region 2 champion.
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