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Sunday, 5 March 2023
Sacred Heart Academy vs. Central (Girls) 7th Region Championship March 4, 2023
Topic: Basketball


Sacred Heart Academy vs. Central (Girls)

7th Region Tournament Championship

Fern Creek High School
Louisville, KY
March 4, 2023

© 2023 by Ron Harrison

Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir started the following lineup: 6-0 So. ZaKiyah Johnson, 5-10 Jr. Reagan Bender, 6-3 Jr. Angelina Pelayo, 5-8 Sr. Triniti Ralston, and 5-8 Jr. Claire Russell. Central coach DeShawn Pendleton countered with 5-11 Jr. Destiny Jones, 5-9 Sr. Shanese Carr, 5-11 Sr. JaLa Douglas, 5-2 Sr. Miracle Thomas, and 5-6 Sr. Amaya Asher.

Sacred Heart Academy raced out to a 28-13 first quarter lead on their way to an 85-58 victory over Central. Sacred Heart shot 58.5% from the field including seven of 15 from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on 16 of 26 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 14 Central turnovers. Central shot 47.9% from the field including three of 12 from beyond the arc. The Lady Jackets connected on nine of 15 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 14 Sacred Heart turnovers.

ZaKiyah Johnson led Sacred Heart Academy with 31 points including seven three point baskets, seven rebounds, and three assists. Angelina Pelayo added 23 points and six rebounds. Reagan Bender recorded 17 points, two rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Triniti Ralston chipped in with five points, nine rebounds. And 10 assists. Claire Russell recorded six points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Amaya Asher led Central with 24 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals. JaLa Douglas added 18 points, six rebounds, and two steals. Destiny Jones recorded 13 points and seven rebounds.

Sacred Heart Academy,28,20,15,22,85


Sacred Heart Academy (85) – Johnson 31, Bender 17, Pelayo 23, Ralston 5, Russell 6, Howe 3.

Central (58) – Jones 13, Carr 0, Douglas 18, Thomas 0, Asher 24, Rudolph 3.



A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.


Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on

Posted by REH at 8:13 PM EST
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