2010 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16® Basketball Tournament
Scott County (26-8) vs. Mercy Academy (26-8) (Championship)
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
March 13, 2010
This season ended up rather abruptly with the postponement of the championship due to the corona virus pandemic so I was looking back through some of my files remembering some of the happier memories.
Scott County coach Steve Helton started the following lineup: 5-10 8th Grade Tereka Guyn, 5-10 Sr. Madisen Webb, 5-9 Jr. Alex McKenzie, 5-7 Sr. Breonna McKee, and 5-10 Jr. Keisten Stainback. Mercy Academy coach Mark Evans countered with 5-8 Sr. Malisa Cruz, 5-8 Jr. Emily Goetz, 5-9 Sr. Therese Montano, 5-9 Sr. Ellen Sholtes, and 5-8 Jr. Juliann Miller.
Mercy Academy led 35-32 at halftime and outscored Scott County 20-13 in the third quarter on their way to a 71-61 victory and the championship. The score was tied nine times and there were 10 lead changes in the game. Mercy Academy shot 34.8% from the field including two of 14 from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on 23 of 26 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 19 Scott County turnovers. Scott County shot 40% from the field including two of 13 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cardinals connected on 15 of 18 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 Mercy Academy turnovers.
Juliann Miller led Mercy Academy with 23 points including five of five free throws and eight rebounds. Ellen Sholtes added 18 points including eight of 10 free throws, eight rebounds, and four assists. Malisa Cruz recorded 14 points including two free throws, six of six free throws, 12 rebounds, and four steals. 5-11 So. Courtney Rousch chipped in with six points and seven rebounds.
Kristen Stainback led Scott County with 26 points. Madisen Webb added 12 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots. Alex McKenzie recorded eight points and 13 rebounds.
Scott County (61) – Guyn 5, Webb 12, McKenzie 8, McKee 0, Stainback 26, Christopher 3, Conrad 5, Huellemeier 2.
Mercy Academy (71) – Cruz 14, Goetz 4, Montano 1, Sholtes 18, Miller 23, C. Rousch 6, Ca. Rousch 3, Faris 2.
All Tournament Team – Kayla Smith (Clay County), Ariel Barnes (Henderson County), Sydney Moss (Boone County), Adri Neely (Rowan County), Brittany Black (George Rogers Clark), Tierra Hamilton (Rowan County),Angie Lawrence (Rockcastle County), Sara Hammond (Rockcastle County), Alex McKenzie (Scott County), Madisen Webb (Scott County), Kristen Stainback (Scott County), Malisa Cruz (Mercy Academy), Therese Montano (Mercy Academy), Julainn Miller (Mercy Academy), and Ellen Sholtes (Mercy Academy) (MVP).
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing all the up-to-date results for this event.