TRENTON — With the ball seemingly headed out-of-bounds, junior Jenna Wallace saved it with a a behind her back pass while airborne.

TRENTON — With the ball seemingly headed out-of-bounds, junior Jenna Wallace saved it with a a behind her back pass while airborne.


Not only did the move give Dodd City possession, it also led to a score on the other end, continuing the Lady Hornets’ attempt to rally on Friday during the fourth quarter.


It symbolized the effort with which Alex Stephenson credited the Lady Hornets as giving since he officially become head coach on Dec. 31.


Taylor Looney had 20 points and Haley Davidson scored 16 as Campbell defeated Dodd City, 52-46, in a Class 1A Region III Division II area-round rematch game at Trenton High School.


"This is the strongest, toughest, most resilient group," Stephenson said. "They have done what I’ve asked and given 100 percent of their ability. I couldn’t ask for better. Tonight just wasn’t our night. We missed easy shots and free throws. I told them that defense, rebounding and free throws would win it."


Dodd City finished 17-of-28 at the line, compared to 20-of-25 by Campbell (25-5), which will face the Saltillo in the regional quarterfinals this week.


Keeshia Thompson, Fallon Hilliard and Wallace each scored 12 points for Dodd City (15-10), which will return its entire roster after making its fourth straight area round and postseason advance.


Last year, the Lady Hornets lost also almost identically to Campbell, 52-45, in the second round under Ashley Anderson, who relinquished her team-coaching duties at Dodd City due to her health following the Leonard Holiday Tournament.


Campbell used an 8-1 run to start the fourth quarter to build a 12-point lead midway through the period, but Dodd City cut it to a two-possession deficit with 2:10 left.


Thompson’s last score before fouling out narrowed the lead to 42-38, ending the possession started by Wallace’s aforementioned save on Campbell’s end of the court, to cap an 8-0 run.


The surge started when Wallace drove to the basket, got fouled and converted two free throws with 3:37 left, as she finished 7-of-10 in the quarter at the line. Fallon Hilliard and Thompson followed with scores inside the paint, the latter coming after a Lauren Hilliard rebound.


Campbell hit 5-of-6 ensuing free throws to rebuild the lead to nine with a minute left.


However, Wallace returned to the line to hit two more, as the deficit never again reached double digits the rest of the way.


Campbell led 34-29 entering the fourth quarter, expanding on its one-point halftime lead during the third with a 7-0 run to start it. The Lady Indians benefited from nearly five scoreless minutes and three early turnovers by Dodd City.


Fallon Hilliard ended the drought when she scored down low after an assist by Wallace with 3:10 left in the third.


Lindsay Carter followed with two free throws and Logan Rencher added a late basket, but Campbell answered each to take a five-point lead to the fourth quarter.


Campbell took the lead for good just before halftime on Davidson’s inside score with 1:02 left for a 24-23 advantage at the break.


It came after Dodd City led by as much as five twice during the first half of the second quarter — 18-13 and 21-16 — following consecutive Thompson scores and a 3-pointer by Wallace.


The Lady Hornets led, 12-10, after one, overcoming a scoreless near four minutes to start the game. Four of Fallon Hilliard’s six first-quarter points tied the game at four — the first of five ties in the game, ending with a 12-12 knot during the early moments of the second.