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Monday, 31 December 2012
Russell vs. West Jessamine (Boys) December 27, 2012
Topic: Basketball

2012RUWJ(B)

 

Russell  vs.  West Jessamine (Boys)

Ashland Invitational

Ashland Blazer High School

Ashland, KY

December 27, 2012

 

Russell coach Merle Kidwell started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Johnny McGuire, 6-1 Sr. Jacob Porter, 6-5 Sr. Lance Evans, 5-6 Sr. Googie Hayes, and 6-2 Sr. Kyle Skaggs.  West Jessamine coach Damon Kelley countered with 6-3 Jr. Tanner Richards, 6-2 Sr. Robby Irgang, 6-4 Sr. Chase Fain, 6-0 Jr. Will Henderson, and 6-3 Jr. Daulton Peters.

Kyle Skaggs hit a three point basket in the final second to give Russell a 57-54 victory over West Jessamine.  Russell trailed 19-5 after the first quarter and 47-43 after three quarters before outscoring West Jessamine 14-7 in the final quarter to earn the victory.  Russell shot 35.8% from the field including eight of 20 from the three point line.  The Red Devils connected on 11 of 13 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 17 West Jessamine turnovers.  West Jessamine shot 45.1% from the field including four of 12 from beyond the arc.  The Colts connected on four of seven free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 13 Russell turnovers.

Kyle Skaggs led Russell with 15 points.  Jacob Porter added 13 points including three three point baskets.  Googie Hayes recorded 11 points, six rebounds, and six assists.  6-2 Jr. Steven Estep chipped in with 10 points.  Lance Evans added eight points and seven rebounds.

6-3 So. Rashawn Jackson led West Jessamine with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Daulton Peters and Will Henderson added nine points.

 

Russell                5  18  20  14 – 57

West Jessamine  19  14  14   7 – 54

 

Russell (57) – McGuire 0, Porter 13, Evans 8, Hayes 11, Skaggs 15, Estep 10.

 

West Jessamine (54) – Richards 7, Irgang 8, Fain 6, Henderson 9, Peters 9, Jackson 12, Adkins 3.

 

Acknowledgements:

A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

 

 

 


Posted by REH at 11:42 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 31 December 2012 11:43 PM EST
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