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Saturday, 17 February 2024
Pikeville vs. Sacred Heart Academy (Girls) February 17, 2024
Topic: Basketball


Pikeville vs. Sacred Heart Academy (Girls)

Sacred Heart Academy
Louisville, KY
February 17, 2024

© 2024 by Ron Harrison

Pikeville coach Kristy Orem started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Rylee Theiss, 5-6 Sr. Kyera Thornsbury, 5-8 Jr. Leighan Jackson, 5-5 Sr. Kristen Whited, and 5-6 Sr. Trinity Rowe. Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 6-0 Jr. ZaKiyah Johnson, 5-8 Sr. Claire Russell, 6-3 Sr. Angelina Palayo, 5-3 Fr. Amirah “Tootie” Jordan, and 5-10 Sr. Reagan Bender.

Sacred Heart Academy pulled away in the second half to defeat Pikeville by the score of 68-50. Sacred Heart Academy shot 48.1% from the field including six of 15 from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 14 Pikeville turnovers. Pikeville shot 40.9% from the field including six of 19 from beyond the arc. The Lady Panthers connected on eight of 14 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored five points off 11 Sacred Heart turnovers.

ZaKiyah Johnson led Sacred Heart Academy with 20 points including four three point baskets, four rebounds, and five assists. Angelina Pelayo added 19 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Reagan Bender recorded 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Amirah “Tootie” Jordan chipped in with nine points, two assists, and two steals. Claire Russell recorded six points, eight rebounds, and three assists.

Trinity Rowe led Pikeville with 13 points including three three point baskets and three assists. Kyera Thornsbury added 12 points and three rebounds. Kristen Whited recorded 10 points, two rebounds, and three assists. Rylee Theiss chipped in with eight points and four rebounds.


Sacred Heart Academy,19,14,17,18,68

Pikeville (50) – Theiss 8, Thornsbury 12, Jackson 1, Whited 10, Rowe 13, Alvin 3, Elswick 3.

Sacred Heart Academy (68) – Johnson 20, Russell 6, Pelayo 19, Jordan 9, Bender 10, Kincaid 2, Frey 2.



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 basketball events appear on

Posted by REH at 10:05 PM EST
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