Berea Community coach Dammian Stepp was more than a bit apprehensive about putting Alexis Newman back into the game late in the second half.
The junior guard/forward had a chance to make history, but the Lady Pirates (2-2) had a big lead and Sayre had already taken its starters off the floor.
"(Sayre) coach (Bart Bellairs) looked at me and said, 'If she wants to go for it, put her in the game.'"
Newman had several chances to hit a would-be school-record ninth three-pointer, but couldn't not connect. The junior finished with a game-best 28 points -- along with seven rebounds -- as Berea rolled past Sayre, 64-35, on Monday at home in the opening round of the 11th Region All "A" Classic.
Madison Howell had 10 points, while Emily Maynard and Chesney Lovins each had six points for the Lady Pirates.
Berea Community will take on either Trinity Christian or Frankfort Christian on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Amanda Thacher hit eight three-pointers for Berea in a win on the road over Barbourville on Jan. 29. 2007.
Newman had four three-pointers in the first quarter as the Lady Pirates built a 20-8 lead. At halftime, Berea was up 36-14.
The Lady Pirates hit a total of 13 three-pointers.
Abigail Beard had five points and four assists. Maddy King had three points. Mati Stepp had two points, five assists and four rebounds.
Isis Rogers and Mackenzie Howell each had two points.
Lady Indians fall at Scott County
Madison Central shot just 16 percent from the field and committed 20 turnovers in a 58-36 loss to Scott County on Monday in Georgetown.
Eve Carter had 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Lady Indians (3-2).
Presley Lochmueller had six points and five rebounds. Chloe Freeman had five points and five rebounds. Brianna Bierbaum had four points. Brittany Campbell and Raelynn Miller had three points. Eden Carter had one points.
Central was 2-of-20 from three-point range and 16-of-25 from the free throw line.
The Lady Indians led 25-24 halftime, but scored only three points in the third qaurter.
Central is set to return to action Friday at Knox Central.
Lady Eagles suffer first loss of the season
The Lady Eagles had an 11-point lead early in the second half, but couldn't hold off the long-range attack of Whitley County.
The Lady Colonels hit nine three-pointers in the second half and rallied for a 70-64 win Monday in Berea.
Reece Estep had a team-best 22 points as Madison Southern (2-1) suffered its first loss of the season. Samantha Cornelison and Morgan Flannery had 12 points each. Lacie Parks had 10 points.
Jada Carter had four points and Caylen Conrad had two points.
Southern trailed 14-9 after the first quarter, but battled back to take a 30-23 advantage into halftime. Whitley County hit six three-pointers in the third quarter, then closed the game on a 10-2 run.
The Lady Eagles are set to return to action Thursday at home against East Jessmine.