Madison Central vs. Model (Girls)
Model Laboratory School
January 10, 2019
Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey started the following lineup: 5-10 Jr. Jekauri McKeithen, 5-7 Jr. Taleya Todd, 5-9 Sr. Logan Hudson, 5-6 Sr. Kelsey Powell, and 5-6 Sr. Madison Barnard. Model coach Candace Wells countered with 5-6 Fr. Keaton Hall, 5-6 Fr. Kenzie Ferguson, 5-11 Fr. Taylor LeCompte, 5-1 Sr. Savanna Gullett, and 5-4 Fr. Summer Ray.
Madison Central defeated Model by a score of 51-35 that had several ups and downs. Madison Central raced out to a 17-8 first quarter lead but Model rallied to take a 27-26 lead with 6:20 remaining in the third quarter. Madison Central then closed out the game on a 25-8 run to earn the victory. There were three ties and three lead changes in this game. Foul woes to Taleya Todd (fouled out with only 10 minutes of playing time) and poor free throw shooting (eight of 25 from the line) hindered Madison Central tonight and turnovers (27 converted to 21 points) were Model’s Achilles’ heel tonight.
Madison Central shot 34.5% from the field including three of 17 from the three point line. The Lady Indians connected on eight of 25 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored 21 points off 27 Model turnovers. Model shot 26.8% from the field including one of nine from beyond the arc. The Lady Patriots connected on 12 of 15 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 14 Madison Central turnovers.
Jekauri McKeithen led Madison Central with 14 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots, and six steals. 5-7 Sr. Zahrea Gill was a force off the bench with 11 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Madison Barnard recorded nine points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Logan Hudson chipped in with six points and five rebounds. Taleya Todd also scored six points despite being limited to only 10 minutes due to foul woes. Kelsey Powell was held scoreless but recorded five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Summer Ray led Model with 11 points including nine of 10 free throws, five rebounds, and two steals. Keaton Hall added eight points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Taylor LeCompte recorded seven points, four rebounds, and two steals. Savanna Gullett chipped in with five points and Kenzie Ferguson recorded four points and 11 rebounds.
Madison Central (51) – McKeithen 14, Todd 6, Hudson 6, Powell 0. Barnard 9, Gill 11, Parks 3, Duerson 2.
Model (35) – Hall 8, Ferguson 4, LeCompte 7, Gullett 5, Ray 11.
A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.