Ravenscroft was defeated by Hickory Grove 42-39 in the semifinals of the NCISAA girls basketball tournament on Friday night at Charlotte Country Day.
Ravenscroft led 33-30 entering the final quarter, but saw Hickory Grove (29-1) take a 38-35 lead with four minutes to play. After Erin Bratcher tied it up on a three-pointer at 38-38, she then hit a free throw with one minute left to give Ravenscroft a 39-38 lead.
Lindsay Cowher forced a held ball with 46 seconds left, but Hickory Grove retained possession. The Lions hit the go-ahead shot with just under 30 seconds remaining and after a Ravens' turnover, knocked down two free throws with four seconds left to seal the victory.
Bratcher led all scorers with 18 points, while Cowher added 13. Hickory Grove's leading scorer was LaCherish Reed with 14 points.
Ravenscroft finishes the season with a 28-4 overall record.
Hickory Grove will face top-seeded Providence Day in the finals on Saturday.
RAV - K. Fogartie 6; E. Bratcher 18; L. Cowher 13; B. Atwater 2.
HIC - J. Arrowood 2; L. White 11; C. Douglas 10; L. Reed 14; E. Wedding 5.
#3 RAV -- 6 - 14 - 13 - 6 -- 39
#2 HIC -- 8 - 10 - 12 - 12 -- 42