Encore Girls Classic Quarterfinal
At Hartselle Gymnasium:
Brewer 17 14 13 18 - 62 (4-1)
Fairview 16 4 12 9 - 41 (4-2)
FLASH NOTES: Looking to reach the championship round for the third straight year, the Lady Aggies were right in it after the first quarter, trailing Brewer 17-16.
Fairview shook off a sluggish start, trailing 13-4 when the scoring was divided by Abby Schnittker, McKinna Yearwood and Valentina Klocker, leading them on a 12-4 run and making it a game as many expected it would be for this quarterfinal.
However, the Fairview offense struck a road block in the second, scoring twice with Brewer getting breathing room by a 14-point period and a 31-20 advantage at intermission.
Brewer shot 44.4 percent from three-point range in the first half (4-9) while the Lady Aggies were just two of nine for 22 percent.
That was the difference with Brewer ahead by double figures and Fairview trying to get back into an offensive flow.
Mary Hartline's Lady Aggies got the margin reduced to 38-29 late in the third on a three by Daylia Dean. That would be as close Fairview would be for the remainder of the contest.
Brewer carried a 44-32 lead into the fourth and held the Lady Aggies to just nine points in the game's final eight minutes.
For the game, Brewer was 23 of 46 for 50 percent and 12 of 16 at the line for 75 percent in comparison to the Lady Aggies shooting 16 of 45 for 35 percent and only five of seven attempts from the line for 71 percent.
Shyan Flack's 20, McCarley Northway's 15 and Leisha Steager's 13 sent Brewer to the Final Four.
Schnittker was the lone double figure scorer for Fairview, scoring 12. Taylor Yeager had eight, Klocker seven, Yearwood five, Payton Golden four, Dean three and Abbi Taylor two.
Up next for Fairview: Vs. Athens/Midfield loser Wednesday 11:20 a.m.
Up next for Brewer: Vs. Athens/Midfield winner Wednesday 2:00 p.m. (Semifinal #1)
Photo 1: Brewer PG Jace Andrews looking to get the ball inside against Fairview defenders
McKinna Yearwood (15), Taylor Yeager (5), Abbi Taylor (22) and Payton Golden (4).
Photo 2: Fairview's Valentina Klocker puts the ball on the floor against Brewer's Shyan Flack (12) in 1st half play Tuesday.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton