STORY BY CHIP CIRILLO | PHOTO BY DEB SCALLY
DICKSON — Page’s Faith Wilken passed the 2,000-career points milestone and the top-seeded Lady Patriots rebounded from an upset loss three days earlier in a 66-38 rout of Ravenwood in the District 11-AAA third-place game Tuesday night.
“It’s really just from your teammates because they trust you to score the ball, especially being in triple-A,” Wilken said. “It’s really hard. Not many people can get it up here because the competition is so big and they have such good players.”
The Trevecca signee led three Lady Patriots in double figures with 18 points.
Delaney Noe added 15 points and McKenzie Cochran scored 10.
Page (28-4) was reeling from Friday’s loss to Brentwood that ended its 18-game winning streak.
The Lady Bruins hit 13 3-pointers to hand Page it first loss since Dec. 11 at Dickson County when the Lady Cougars won by two points. Brentwood beat Page by 13.
“I was disappointed, but not as much as you would think,” Page coach Ron Brock said of the Brentwood loss. “In that game, we led every statistical category except shooting percentage. We only had six turnovers We had 25 steals to eight.”
Brentwood hit 77 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
“We had a bad night,” Brock said. “The thing is we’ve got four great teams in our district, so it’s going to be fun moving forward.”
Brock told his players he expects more outings like Tuesday’s for the rest of the way.
“It did wake us up a little bit,” Brock said. “I think you can tell by the way they played tonight, but you should be able to do that on your own without losing a game. I’ll take whatever happens.”
Page visits Cane Ridge in a Region 6-AAA opener Friday.
The Lady Patriots took charge early, grabbing a 23-8 lead after the first quarter against Ravenwood (15-11).
Page increased its lead to 45-21 at halftime and put the game out of reach with a 17-4 blitz in the third quarter.
The Lady Patriots shot 54.2 percent from the floor, including 8 of 18 from 3-point range.
Mary Prestegaard led the Lady Raptors with 11 points and 6-foot-2 Savannah Dews added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Alabama-Birmingham commit Jazmyn Harmon had an off night with seven points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.
Ravenwood hit just 37.2 percent of its shots from the floor, falling to Page for the third time.
The Lady Raptors will face Hillsboro on the road Friday to start region play.