Republic Bank Holiday Classic (Girls)
Lexington Catholic High School
December 22, 2010
duPont Manual (7-0) vs. Mercy Academy (7-0)
Manual coach Stacy Pendleton started the following lineup: 5-8 Jr. Lauren Bodine, 5-10 Jr. Kara Wright, 5-10 Sr. Mechael Guess, 5-6 Jr. LeAsia Wright, and 5-7 Jr. April Wilson. Mercy coach Mark Evans countered with 5-8 Sr. Emily Goetz, 5-7 So. Whitney Hartlage, 5-10 Jr. Christine Roush, 5-5 Sr. Lauren Faris, and 5-8 Sr. Juliann Miller.
Mercy rallied from a seven point deficit (48-41) entering the final quarter to defeat Manual by a score of 62-59. These are two of the powerhouse teams in the absolutely loaded 7th region that will probably meet several times this season. There were seven ties and 10 lead changes in this game.
Mercy shot 44.7% from the field including five of eight from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on 23 of 28 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 11 Manual turnovers. Manual shot 41% from the field including four of 15 from beyond the arc. The Lady Crimsons connected on five of eight free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 15 Mercy turnovers.
Whitney Hartlage led Mercy with 15 points including three three point baskets. Lauren Faris added 11 points and Emily Goetz recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds.
5-9 So. Destony Curry led Manual with 13 points. Kara Wright and Mechael Guess added 10 points each.
Manual 15 17 16 11 - 59
Mercy 17 9 15 21 - 62
Manual (59) – Bodine 5, K. Wright 10, Guess 10, L. Wright 8, Wilson 3, Curry 13, Hester 4, Lautercach 6.
Mercy (62) – Goetz 10, Hartlage 15, Ch. Roush 4, Faris 11, Miller 6, Eberle 4, Co. Roush 9, Richardson 3.
All Tournament Team
Sara Sang (St. Joseph WV)
Michelle Woods (Community School FL)
Emily Fox (Lincoln County)
Becca Greenwell (Owensboro Catholic)
Whitney Belle Jackson (Clay County)
Adrienne Tarrence (Bowling Green)
Morgan Clemons (Sacred Heart Academy)
Jenna Crittendon (Ryle)
Kendall Noble (Perry County Central)
Natalie Greenwell (Elizabethtown)
Danay Fothergill (Southwestern)
Sydney Moss (Boone County)
Makayla Epps (Marion County)
China Dow (Christian Academy of Louisville)
Javonna Layfield (Ballard)
Kara Wright (duPont Manual)
Mechael Guess (duPont Manual)
Emily Goetz (Mercy Academy)
Juliann Miller (Mercy Academy)
Lauren Faris (Mercy Academy) MVP
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.