27th District Tournament

Sacred Heart Academy

Louisville, KY

February 21, 2013


©2013 by Ron Harrison



Seneca  vs.  Sacred Heart Academy (Girls) (Championship)


Seneca coach Latasha Peterson started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Keaira Pennie, 5-8 Sr. Jada Grady, 6-4 Sr. Sabrina Jackson, 5-6 Jr. Hannah Cudgel, and 5-7 Jr. Brianna Webster.  Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-9 Jr. DaiJia Ruffin, 5-7 Sr. Kristin Matula, 5-10 Sr. Caroline Long, 5-3 So. Ashley Johnson, and 5-3 So. Gretchen Samsel.


Sacred Heart Academy scored 32 points off 22 Seneca turnovers in a 73-31 victory.  Sacred Heart shot 53.7% from the field including five of 11 from the three point line.  The Valkyries connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and held a 28-8 advantage in bench points.  Seneca shot 23.5% from the field including two of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Redhawks connected on five of nine free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored five points off 10 Sacred Heart turnovers.


DaiJia Ruffin led Sacred Heart with 30 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.  Ruffin was 13 of 15 from the field including one of one from beyond the arc, and three of five from the free throw line.  5-7 Sr. Julia Stough and 5-5 Jr. Vanessa Baisas each recorded six points.


Sabrina Jackson led Seneca with 11 points and 14 rebounds.  Jada Grady added eight points.








Sacred Heart







Seneca (31) – Pennie 4, Grady 8, Jackson 11, Cudgel 0, Webster 0, Fant 4, Jones 2, Parish 2.


Sacred Heart (73) – Ruffin 30, Matula 4, Long 4, Johnson 2, Samsel 5, Stough 6, Baisas 6, Moir 2, Randal 1, Gahafer 2, Taylor 2, Meiners 3, Clements 4, Meghan Colley 2.


All Tournament Team


Sharon Walker


Stephanie Woolridge


Sabrina Jackson


Jada Grady


Ashley Johnson

Sacred Heart Academy

Gretchen Samsel

Sacred Heart Academy

DaiJia Ruffin

Sacred Heart Academy




A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.