Nelson County vs. Sacred Heart Academy (Girls)
Lexus Shootout Classic Game #2
Henry Clay High School
December 5, 2015
Nelson County coach Kelly Wood started the following lineup: 5-9 Jr. Kira Harman, 5-6 Jr. LeLe Linton, 5-9 Sr. Brooklyn Greer, 5-5 Jr. Shyla Calbert, and 5-5 Sr. Lakin Walls. Sacred Heart coach Donna Moir countered with 5-7 So. Kia Sivils, 5-11 So. Grace Berger, 5-10 Sr. Lydia Taylor, 5-5 So. Kiki Samsel, and 5-4 Fr. Ashlee Harris.
Sacred Heart raced out to an early lead on their way to an 85-52 victory over Nelson County. Sacred Heart shot a sizzling 63.8% from the field including nine of 16 from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on two of five free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 37 points off 24 Nelson County turnovers. Nelson County shot 39.6% from the field including four of 11 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cardinals connected on six of 11 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored nine points off 14 Sacred Heart turnovers. Despite the wide margin Nelson County impressed me with their tenacity and fight to the very end of the game.
Kia Sivils led Sacred Heart with 19 points and five steals. Sivils was nine of 10 from the field including one for one from beyond the arc. 5-8 So. Natalie Fichter added 14 points including four three point baskets. Kiki Samsel chipped in with 12 points and five assists. Ashlee Harris recorded 11 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists. Grace Berger added seven points, 10 rebounds, and three steals. Kia Sivils was named Game MVP.
Brooklyn Greer led Nelson County with 17 points including three three point baskets and five rebounds. Shyla Calbert added 15 points. LeLe Linton recorded 10 points and six rebounds.
Sacred Heart Academy,21,23,31,10,85
Nelson County (52) – Harman 7, Linton 10, Greer 17, Calbert 15, L. Walls 3.
Sacred Heart Academy (85) – Sivils 19, Berger 7, Taylor 6, Samsel 12, Harris 11, Fichter 14, Scott 6, Flaherty 2, Gardner 8.
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.