- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Senior guard Taylor Ames scored five of her game high 21 points early in the third quarter as Kerens grabbed a 28-14 lead and cruised past Weimar 56-36 in a UIL State Class 1A Division 1 girls basketball semifinal Thursday.

Kerens (29-4) built a 40-20 lead after three quarters as the Lady Cats pushed the pace offensively and played a tight man-to-man defense forcing 35 Weimar turnovers.

Ames added two rebounds and three steals while Marqueshia Kelly had four blocked shots and collected eight points with 11 rebounds. Breanna Baxter added eight boards and ten points for Kerens.

Kristie Guerrero led Weimar (33-5) with 10 points and six rebounds.

Kerens will now play Plains in the Saturday morning Class 1A Division 1 state championship game.

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