Adcock drilled six three pointers en route to a 20 point performance as the ninth seeded Lady Lions advanced to the quarterfinals Monday afternoon against top seeded Nettleton.
Manila held a slim 12-10 lead after the opening quarter but three consecutive treys, one by Deven Burrow and a pair by Adcock, pushed the Lady Lion lead to 21-13 with 5:35 left in the half. Highland fought back and closed the gap to 26-24 at the half with a late surge of their own, thanks mainly to Hope Isaacs, who scored nine points in the second quarter alone.
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Highland tied the game 37-37 with a 15-footer by Isaacs with 6:24 left in the fourth quarter. Manila came right back when Shelby Wallace nailed a pair of free throws and followed with a 12-footer at the 4:59 mark, giving the Lady Lions a 41-37 advantage.
The Lady Rebels made one last charge, tying the game at 41-41 with 3:37 left when Isaacs nailed two free throws followed by a Shackelford lay-up.
Following Adcock in scoring for the Lady Lions were Wallace and Burrow, who both had eight points apiece. Shelton scored four while Wise and Taylor Teague netted two points each. Manila hit eight of 15 foul shots and drilled eight treys.
Isaacs led the Lady Rebels with 17 points while Shackelford finished with 12. Highland hit six of eight foul shots and made five three pointers.