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Saturday, 31 December 2016
DuPont Manual vs. Butler (Girls) (Championship) Traditional Bank Holiday Classic December 23, 2016
Topic: Basketball




DuPont Manual vs. Butler (Girls) (Championship)
Traditional Bank Holiday Classic

Lexington Catholic High School

Lexington, KY

December 23, 2016


DuPont Manual coach Jeff Sparks started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Tonysha Curry, 5-11 Fr. Nila Blackford, 5-11 Jr. Aniah Griffin, 5-2 Jr. Tyonne Howard, and 5-5 Jr. Jaela Johnson.  Butler coach Larry Just countered with 5-10 Sr. Jaelynn Penn, 5-8 Sr. Tasia Jeffries, 6-3 Jr. Molly Lockhart, 5-4 Sr. Breia Torrens, and 5-6 Sr. Terri Goodlett.


Butler defeated DuPont Manual by a score of 62-50 to earn the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic championship.  There were eight lead changes and four ties in this game.  Butler shot 54.3% from the field including nine of 18 from the three point line.  The Bearettes connected on three of eight free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 15 Manual turnovers.  Manual shot 41.5% from the field including five of 16 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Crimsons connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 12 Butler turnovers.


Jaelynn Penn led Butler with 18 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and six assists.  Breia Torrens added 10 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and six assists.  Tasia Jeffries recorded 10 points including three three point baskets.  Terri Goodlett chipped in with nine points and six assists.  Molly Lockhart added nine points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots.


Jaela Johnson led DuPont Manual with 19 points.  Nila Blackford added 13 points and six rebounds.  Tyonne Howard chipped in with seven points and four assists.


Jaelynn Penn was named Tournament MVP.


DuPont Manual,14,15,11,10,50



DuPont Manual (50) – Curry 5, Blackford 13, Griffin 3, Howard 7, Johnson 19, Riley 3.


Butler (62) – Penn 18, Jeffries 10, Lockhart 9, Torrens 10, Goodlett 9, Cain 6.


A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.




Posted by REH at 6:01 PM EST
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