Menifee County vs. Madison Central (Girls)
Jack Burford Chevy Christmas Classic
Madison Central High School
December 21, 2017
Menifee County coach Paul Ricker started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Emma Hacker, 5-8 Sr. Alexuz Stidom, 6-1 Fr. Kelsey Woodard, 5-5 Jr. Alison Johnson, and 5-10 Sr. Mara Walker. Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey countered with 5-7 So. Taleya Todd, 5-7 Sr. Blaze Pacheco, 5-10 So. Je’Kauri McKeithen, 5-5 Sr. Bailey Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Eliza Minter.
Madison Central raced out to an early 11-2 lead and defeated Menifee County by a score of 65-58. The score was tied six times and both teams had key players in foul problems during the game. Madison Central shot 40% from the field including five of 15 from the three point line. The Indians connected on eight of 18 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 27 Menifee County turnovers. Menifee County shot 41.3% from the field including zero of 13 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cats connected on 20 of 29 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 16 Madison Central turnovers.
Taleya Todd came up big today and led Madison Central with 22 points, four assists, and five steals. Todd was 10 of 14 from the field including two of six from beyond the arc. Bailey Vanover added 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and five steals. Je’Kauri McKeithen chipped in with six points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Madison Central got a major contribution from their bench today. 5-6 Fr Lacie Parks had eight points including two three point baskets and two steals. 5-6 Jr. Kelsey Powell added seven points, three rebounds, and three steals. 5-9 Jr. Logan Hudson battled inside against a tall Menifee County front line and pulled down six rebounds.
Emma Hacker led Menifee County with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, five blocked shots, and four steals despite being hampered with foul woes. Alison Johnson added 15 points including seven of nine free throws. Kelsey Woodard recorded 10 points, three rebounds, and two blocked shots despite being limited to 9:57 of playing time due to foul problems. Mara Walker added eight points including six of six free throws and pulled down seven rebounds.
Menifee County (58) – Hacker 16, Stidom 0, K. Woodard 10, Johnson 15, Walker 8, Evans 5, Wells 2, Lykins 2.
Madison Central (65) – Todd 22, Pacheco 2, McKeithen 6, Vanover 15, Minter 3, Powell 7, Parks 8, Duerson 2.
A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.