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Collins girls vs. Walton-Verona scouting report

Here's a quick look at Tuesday night's first-round game of the girls' 8th Region Tournament between Collins (22-10) and Walton-Verona (26-6) at 7:30 p.m. at Anderson County.

Scouting report

COLLINS (22-10)

Probable starters:F – Aaliyah Wells (16.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg), Becca Mouser (7.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg). G – Leeara Cardwell (17 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.7 spg), Bailey Rankin (1.7 ppg), Skylar Clemens (2.4 ppg).

Reserves:G Jessie Beams (2.5 ppg), F Jessie Buckmaster (2.4 ppg), F Sydney Cloyd (1.3 ppg), G Michelle Roberts, G Chelsea Slaughter, F Katie Vogel, F Whitney Pullen, G Addie Smith, G K’Sha Stoner.

Top FG shooters: Wells 51.5%, Mouser 43.1%, Cardwell 43.9%.

Top FT shooters:Beams 73.9%, Wells 66.4%, Buckmaster 64.2%, Cardwell 60.9%.

Top 3-point shooters:Cardwell 45 makes, Mouser 17, Beams 14.

WALTON-VERONA (26-6)

Probable starters:F – Courtney Sandlin (5-11, Jr., 15.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg). C - Michele Judy (6-0, Jr., 8.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg). G - Kara Taulbee (5-5, Sr., 12.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg), Jenalee Ginn (5-4, Sr., 5.4 ppg), Molly Clinkenbeard (5-8, Jr., 5.2 ppg).

Top reserves:G - Katie Slavey (5.3 ppg); G - Lizzie Hoffa (3.6 ppg); G - Allie Mills (3.2 ppg); G - Hannah Sullivan (2.4 ppg); F - Lizzie McAdams (2.4 ppg); G – Shelby Mullikin.

THE SCOUT

The Bearcats are the defending region champs and they have played like it this season. They are 15-1 against region foes, and their only loss was a 45-42 setback at Owen County in their fourth game of the season. Walton-Verona is big up front with Sandlin and Judy, so Collins will likely try to get the ball inside early in an effort to get those two into foul trouble. Titans Coach Phillip Conder said his team's goal is to get to the free throw line between 20 and 25 times.

COACH SPEAK

"We’ve got to focus on their shooters, they’ve got a complete team," Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. "We're going to play straight up with the big girls and try to keep a hand up on the shooters and hope they miss some shots."

"[Taulbee] is an unbelievable player, so we have got to limit her looks."

"Basically if we play the first half like we did against Anderson it should be a good game. They're supposed to be the best team in the region, so hopefully our defensive pressure will be there, and our rebounding [too]."