Madison Southern vs. Madison Central (Girls)
44th District Tournament (Championship)
Paul S. McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
March 19, 2021
Madison Southern coach Josh Curtis started the following lineup: 5-11 Jr. Macie Daniels, 5-7 Sr. Lacie Parks, 6-0 Jr. Reece Estep, 5-6 Jr. Morgan Flannery, and 5-7 Sr. Samantha Cornelison. Madison Central coach Brad Lovely countered with 5-10 Fr. Bailey Hensley, 5-10 Sr. Raelynn Miller, 5-11 Sr. Gretchen Hammitt, 5-4 So. Eve Carter, and 5-5 Sr. Brianna Bierbaum.
Madison Central led 32-31 with 2:27 left in the game but Madison Southern closed out the game on a 9-0 run to earn a 40-32 victory and the District Championship. Madison Southern was 12 of 16 from the free throw line in the final quarter. There were seven ties and seven lead changes in the game. Madison Southern shot 32.3% from the field including two of 12 from the three point line. The Lady Eagles connected on 18 of 25 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 18 Madison Central turnovers. Madison Central shot 26.5% from the field including two of 14 from beyond the arc. The Indians connected on four of seven free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 24 Madison Southern turnovers.
Morgan Flannery led Madison Southern with 12 points including five of six free throws. Macie Daniels added 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Samantha Cornelison recorded seven points including five of eight free throws, and six rebounds. Reece Estep chipped in with four points and six rebounds. 5-4 7th Grade Hadley French pulled down seven rebounds.
Bailey Hensley led Madison Central with 16 points, nine rebounds, and two steals. 5-5 8th Grade Tiana Long added seven points and two steals. Eve Carter recorded three points, one rebound, five assists, and six steals. 5-5 8th Grade Brittany Campbell chipped in with two points, three rebounds, and two assists.
Madison Southern (40) – Daniels 10, Parks 2, Estep 4, Flannery 12, Cornelison 7, French 3, Moberly 2.
Madison Central (32) – Hensley 16, Miller 2, Hammitt 0, Bierbaum 0, Eve Carter 3, Long 7, Bri. Campbell 2, Lochmueller 2.
All Tournament Team – Chesney Lovins (Berea), Maddy King (Berea), McKenna Tuttle (Model), Keaton Hall (Model), Brittany Campbell (Madison Central), Reece Estep (Madison Southern), Bailey Hensley (Madison Central), Lacie Parks (Madison Southern), Tiana Long (Madison Central), Morgan Flannery (Madison Southern), and MVP Samantha Cornelison (Madison Southern).
A special thanks to the Event Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.
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