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Friday, 15 March 2019
North Laurel vs. Southwestern Girls State Tournament Game 12 (Quarterfinal) March 15, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST12QF

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

North Laurel (31-6) vs. Southwestern (25-5) Game 12 (Quarterfinal)

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 15, 2019

 

North Laurel coach Eddie Mahan Jr. started the following lineup: 5-9 Jr. Isabel Gray, 5-5 Jr. Gracie Jervis, 6-4 Sr. Raegan Hubbard, 5-3 Fr. Hailee Valentine, and 5-6 Fr. Emily Sizemore.  Southwestern coach Stephen Butcher II countered with 5-9 Sr. Kallie Sheron, 5-8 Jr. Kennedy Harris, 5-10 Jr. Regi Cundiff, 5-4 Jr. Jenna Wood, and 5-6 So. Alexa Smiddy. 

 

Southwestern connected on 12 three point baskets and scored 25 points off 22 North Laurel turnovers on their way to a 75-50 victory over the Lady Jaguars.  Southwestern shot 46.3% from the field including 12 of 25 from the three point line.  The Lady Warriors connected on 13 of 14 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and held an 18-8 advantage in second chance points.  North Laurel shot 43.2% from the field including five of 12 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Jaguars connected on 13 of 17 free throws, pulled down 22 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 12 Southwestern turnovers.

 

Kallie Sheron led Southwestern with 16 points including two three point baskets and six rebounds.  Alexa Smiddy added 14 points including four three point baskets and nine assists.  Kennedy Harris recorded 11 points including two three point baskets.  Regi Cundiff added eight points including six of six free throws and six rebounds.

 

Hailee Valentine led North Laurel with 15 points including two three point baskets, and seven of eight free throws.  Raegan Hubbard added 14 points including four of five free throws, five rebounds, and two blocked shots.

 

North Laurel,9,10,10,21,50

Southwestern,18,16,22,19,75

 

North Laurel (50) – Gray 6, Jervis 4, R. Hubbard 14, Valentine 15, Sizemore 6, Anderson 2, Carroll 3.

 

Southwestern (75) – Sheron 16, Harris 11, Cundiff 8, Wood 6, Alexa Smiddy 14, Loveless 4, Young 6, Noritis 4, Foreman 6.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 

 


Posted by REH at 11:33 PM EDT
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Male vs. Barren County Girls State Tournament Game #12 (Quarterfinal) March 15, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST11QF

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Male (23-7) vs. Barren County (32-4) Game 11 (Quarterfinal)

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 15, 2019

 

Male coach Champ Ligon started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Joelle Johnson, 5-7 Sr. Destiny Combs, 5-11 Sr. Maya Crimes, 5-6 Fr. Kynidi Striverson, and 5-9 So. Alana Striverson.  Barren County coach Piper Lindsey countered with  5-10 Sr. Jalynn Bush, 5-8 Sr. Mallory Pedigo, 6-1 Sr. McKenzie England, 5-6 Jr. Elizabeth Bertram, and 5-8 Sr. Bailey Pedigo. 

 

Male defeated Barren County by a score of 63-49.  Male led 45-40 after three quarters but outscored the Trojanettes 18-9 in the final quarter to extend the margin to 14 points.  Male shot 48.9% from the field including four of eight from the three point line.  The Lady Bulldogs connected on 15 of 22 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 11 points off eight Barren County turnovers.  Barren County shot 35.3% from the field including seven of 16 from beyond the arc.  The Trojanettes connected on six of eight free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 12 Male turnovers.

 

Joelle Johnson led Male with 24 points including two three point baskets, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, and three steals.  Alana Striverson added 13 points including four of five free throws and five rebounds.  Maya Crimes recorded 10 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocked shots.

 

McKenzie England led Barren County with 16 points including four three point baskets, five rebounds, and three assists.  Elizabeth Bertram added 14 points.  Mallory Pedigo recorded eight points and five assists.  Bailey Pedigo added seven points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

 

Male,16,14,15,18,63

Barren County,6,14,20,9,49

 

Male (63) – Johnson 24, Combs 7, Crimes 10, K. Striverson 7, A. Striverson 13, Grinter 2.

 

Barren County (49) – Bush 2, M. Pedigo 8, England 16, Bertram 14, M. Pedigo 7, Delk 2.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 

 

 


Posted by REH at 10:36 PM EDT
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Ryle vs. George Rogers Clark Girls State Tournament Game 10 (Quarterfinal) March 15, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST10QF

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Ryle (30-5) vs. George Rogers Clark (25-10) Game 10 (Quarterfinal)

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 15, 2019

 

Ryle coach Katie Haitz started the following lineup: 5-11 Jr. Maddie Scherr, 5-9 So. Brie Crittendon, 5-11 Sr. Lauren Schwartz, 5-7 Sr. Juliet McGregor, and 5-7 Jr. Jaiden Douthit.  .  George Rogers Clark coach Robbie Graham countered with 5-10 Fr. Tyra Flowers, 5-9 Sr. Jasmine Flowers, 5-10 Sr. Maleaha Bell, 5-7 Jr. Kennedy Igo, and 5-10 Sr. Hayley Harrison.

 

George Rogers Clark was outrebounded 40-24 and only managed an anemic nine of 21 from the free throw line in a 64-51 loss at the hands of Ryle.  George Rogers Clark trailed 45-40 after three quarters but Ryle outscored the Lady Cardinals 19-11 in the final quarter.  The score was tied three times and there were two lead changes in the game.

 

Ryle shot 37.2% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line.  The Lady Raiders connected on 28 of 30 free throws (93.3%), pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 11 GRC turnovers.  GRC shot 36% from the field including six of 19 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Cardinals connected on nine of 21 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 15 Ryle turnovers.

 

Madie Scherr excelled today with 26 points including 13 of 13 free throws, 11 rebounds, four assists, and two steals to lead Ryle.  Lauren Schwartz added 13 points including four of five free throws, six rebounds, and three blocked shots.  5-9 Fr. Austin Johnson recorded 11 points including nine of 10 free throws and five rebounds.  Juliet McGregor pulled down eight rebounds.

 

Jasmine Flowers led George Rogers Clark with 17 points including three three point baskets.  Hayley Harrison added 12 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and four assists.  Maleaha Bell recorded seven points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

 

Ryle,15,15,15,19,64

George Rogers Clark,14,12,14,11,51

 

Ryle (64) – Scherr 26, Crittendon 5, Schwartz 13, McGregor 4, Douthit 5, A. Johnson 11.

 

George Rogers Clark (51) – T. Flowers 5, J. Flowers 17, Bell 7, Igo 5, Harrison 12, Wilson 3, Byars 2.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 

 

 


Posted by REH at 9:48 PM EDT
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Owensboro Catholic vs. Scott County Girls State Tournament Game # 9 (Quarterfinal) March 15, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST9QF

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Owensboro Catholic (28-7) vs. Scott County (34-1) Game 9 (Quarterfinal)

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 15, 2019

 

Owensboro Catholic coach Michael Robertson started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Hannah McKay, 5-11 Sr. Madelyn Lyon, 6-0 Sr. MacKenzie Keelin, 5-7 Jr. Caroline Reid, and 5-8 Jr. Spencer Harvey.  Scott County coach Steve Helton countered with 6-0 So. Kenady Tompkins, 5-10 Sr. Maaliya Owens, 6-2 Jr. Malea Williams, 5-5 Sr. Juliette Smith, and 5-5 Jr. Morgan DeFoor. 

 

Owensboro Catholic took advantage of a 17-8 advantage in the second quarter and an 18-6 advantage in the final quarter to upset Scott County by a score of 62-51.  Scott County led 45-44 after three quarters and trailed 50-49 with 4:06 left on the clock.  Owensboro Catholic ended the game on a 12-2 run.   Scott County only shot 30.8% from the field and was outscored from the free throw line by a 19-6 margin.  Owensboro Catholic’s “Triple Towers” 6-0 Hannah McKay, 6-2 Sarah Clemens, and 6-0 MacKenzie Keelin created match up problems for Scott County at times on both ends of the court.  The score was tied six times and there were three lead changes in the game.

 

Owensboro Catholic shot 44.2% from the field including five of eight from the three point line.  The Lady Aces connected on 19 of 26 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored five points off eight Scott County turnovers.  Scott County shot 30.8% from the field including six of 24 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Cardinals connected on five of 11 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 12 Owensboro Catholic turnovers.

 

Hannah McKay led Owensboro Catholic with 23 points including seven of nine free throws, 15 rebounds, and four assists.  6-2 Sr. Sarah Beth Clemens added 16 points including four three point baskets and three blocked shots.  MacKenzie Keelin recorded 12 points, four rebounds, and two assists.

 

Morgan DeFoor led Scott County with 20 points including four three point baskets, three assists, and two steals.  Maaliya Owens added 11 points, five rebounds, and two steals.  Juliette Smith recorded 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists.  Malea Williams added five points, 18 rebounds, five blocked shots, and four steals. 

 

Owensboro Catholic,13,17,14,18,62

Scott County,17,8,20,6,51

 

Owensboro Catholic (62) – McKay 23, Lyon 2, Keelin 12, Reid 0, Spencer 2, Henning 5, Clemens 16, Maggard 2.

 

Scott County (51) – Tompkins 2, Owens 11, M. Williams 5, Smith 11, DeFoor 20, Wise 2.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 


Posted by REH at 9:14 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 15 March 2019 11:43 PM EDT
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Henderson County vs. North Laurel Girls State Tournament Game #8 March 14, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST8

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Henderson County (18-8) vs. North Laurel (30-6) Game 8

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 14, 2019

 

Henderson County coach Jeff Haile started the following lineup: 5-6 Jr. Emilee Hope, 5-5 So. Lauren Hubbard, 5-9 Sr. Alyssa Dickson, 5-3 Fr. Kaytlan Kemp, and 5-6 Sr. Katie Rideout.  North Laurel coach Eddie Mahan Jr. countered with 5-9 Jr. Isabel Gray, 5-5 Jr. Gracie Jervis, 6-4 Sr. Raegan Hubbard, 5-3 Fr. Hailee Valentine, and 5-6 Fr. Emily Sizemore.

 

North Laurel defeated Henderson County by a score of 66-43.  North Laurel shot 54.5% from the field including three of six from the three point line.  The Lady Jaguars connected on 11 of 17 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 13 Henderson County turnovers.  Henderson County shot 34.7% from the field including five of 21 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Colonels connected on four of five free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 13 North Laurel turnovers.

 

Emily Sizamore led North Laurel with 20 points and eight rebounds.  Raegan Hubbard added 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocked shots.  Gracie Jervis recorded 12 points including five of six free throws, seven assists, and two steals.  Hailee Valentine chipped in with 11 points, three assists, and two steals. 

 

Emilee Hope led Henderson County with 19 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and three blocked shots.  5-6 8th Grade Graci Risley added six points and three rebounds.  5-9 So. M’Kyra Dixon recorded six points and two rebounds.  Alyssa Dickson added five points, seven rebounds, and five assists.

 

Henderson County,4,21,13,5,43

North Laurel,19,14,18,15,66

 

Henderson County (43) – Hope 19, Hubbard 0, Dickson 5, Kemp 0, Rideout 5, Lacer 2, Risley 6, Dixon 6.

 

North Laurel (66) – Gray 6, Jervis 12, R. Hubbard 15, Valentine 11, Sizemore 20, Anderson 2.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 


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Southwestern vs. Collins Girls State Tournament Game #7 March 14, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST7

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Southwestern (24-5) vs. Collins (23-12) Game 7

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 14, 2019

 

Southwestern coach Stephen Butcher II started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Kallie Sheron, 5-8 Jr. Kennedy Harris, 5-10 Jr. Regi Cundiff, 5-4 Jr. Jenna Wood, and 5-6 So. Alexa Smiddy.  Collins coach Sean Pigman countered with 5-11 Sr. Trinity Warfield, 5-9 Sr. Jeian Hayes, 6-1 Sr. Mary-Clare Megibben, 5-8 Sr. Hallie Renfro, and 5-10 Jr. Olivia Federle.

 

Southwestern defeated Collins by a score of 58-47.  The score was tied four times and there were seven lead changes in this game.  Southwestern shot 37.8% from the field including six of 17 from the three point line.  The Lady Warriors connected on 18 of 28 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored eight points off 12 Collins turnovers.  Collins shot 37.5% from the field including two of 15 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Titans connected on nine of 14 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 12 Southwestern turnovers.

 

Kallie Sheron led Southwestern with 18 points including eight of 10 free throws, and 12 rebounds.  Kennedy Harris added 13 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, and two assists.  Regi Cundiff recorded 11 points including three of four free throws.  Alexa Smiddy chipped in with 10 points including five of seven free throws, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

 

Olivia Federle led Collins with 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.  Trinity Warfield added nine points and three rebounds.  Mary-Clare Megibben recorded eight points, six rebounds, and six blocked shots.

 

Southwestern,8,19,13,18,58

Collins,12,6,17,12,47

 

Southwestern (58) Sheron 18, Harris 13, Cundiff 11, Wood 6, Alexa Smiddy 10.

 

Collins (47) – Warfield 9, Hayes 6, Megibben 8, Hallie Renfro 3, Federle 16, Haley Renfro 5.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 


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Thursday, 14 March 2019
Boyd County vs. Male Girls State Tournament Game #6 March 14, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST6

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Boyd County (27-5) vs. Male (22-7) Game 6

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 14, 2019

 

Boyd County coach Pete Fraley started the following lineup: 5-6 Sr. Graci Borders, 5-6 So. Bailey Rucker, 5-8 So. Emma Borders, 5-6 Sr. Savannah Wheeler, and 5-7 So. Harley Paynter.  Male coach Champ Ligon countered with 6-0 Sr. Joelle Johnson, 5-7 Sr. Destiny Combs, 5-11 Sr. Maya Crimes, 5-6 Fr. Kynidi Striverson, and 5-9 So. Alana Striverson.

 

What else could go wrong for Male entering this game?  They were matched up with free-wheeling deadly outside shooting Boyd County led by the dynamic scorer Miss Basketball Savannah Wheeler capably aided by star Soph. Harley Paynter.  Throw in the fact that Male discovered earlier in the week that they would be without the service of start 6-1 Sr. Cameron Browning who was diagnosed with mono.  Coach Ligon announced that he would start Maya Crimes in this game.

 

Male raced out to an 18-9 first quarter lead on their way to a 74-56 victory over Boyd County.  Boyd County could not find the range from the field and Male dominated points in the paint (40-22).  Male shot 46.2% from the field including one of 11 from the three point line.  The Lady Bulldogs connected on 25 of 32 free throws, pulled down 47 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 12 Boyd County turnovers.  Boyd County shot 25% from the field including four of 30 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Lions connected on 18 of 24 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 18 Male turnovers.

 

Maya Crimes led Male with 19 points including nine of 10 free throws, 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots.  Destiny Combs added 19 points and six rebounds.  Joelle Johnson recorded 13 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, and four blocked shots.  Kynidi Striverson chipped in with 11 points.

 

Savannah Wheeler led Boyd County with 28 points (6-28 from the field) including two three point baskets, 14 of 14 free throws, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.  Harley Paynter added 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. 

 

Boyd County,9,15,12,20,56

Male,18,12,14,30,74

 

Boyd County (56) – G. Borders 2, Rucker 4, E. Borders 0, Wheeler 28, Paynter 16, Opell 2, Biggs 4.

 

Male (74) – Johnson 13, Combs 19, Crimes 19, K. Striverson 11, A. Striverson 7, Grinter 3, White 2.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.

 

 


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Barren County vs. Pikeville Girls State Tournament Game #5 March 14, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST5

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Barren County (31-4) vs. Pikeville 27-7) Game 5

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 14, 2019

 

Barren County coach Piper Lindsey started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Jalynn Bush, 5-8 Sr. Mallory Pedigo, 6-1 Sr. McKenzie England, 5-6 Jr. Elizabeth Bertram, and 5-8 Sr. Bailey Pedigo.  Pikeville coach Kristy Orem countered with 5-9 Jr. Kirsten Cole-Williamson, 5-9 Sr. Grace Bartley, 6-1 Sr. Leslie Stewart, 5-6 Jr. Kelsey Jo Tackett, and 5-7 Jr. Alivia Gearheart.

 

Barren County raced out to a 17-6 first quarter lead on their way to a 65-47 victory over Pikeville.  Barren County shot 45.3% from the field including three of 15 from the three point line.  The Trojanettes connected on 14 of 17 free throws, pulled down 45 rebounds, and scored 11 points off seven Pikeville turnovers.  Pikeville shot 30.9% from the field including seven of 23 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Panthers connected on six of 11 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored eight points off 12 Barren County turnovers.

 

Elizabeth Bertram led Barren County with 21 points including two three point baskets and three assists.  Bailey Pedigo added 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists, and two blocked shots.  Mallory Pedigo recorded 13 points including nine of 10 free throws and three rebounds.  McKenzie England added six points and 12 rebounds.  Jalynn Bush pulled down eight rebounds.

 

Kelsey Jo Tackett led Pikeville with 14 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, and three blocked shots.  Kirsten Cole-Williamson added 13 points including five of eight free throws and four rebounds.  5-4 7th Grade Trinity Rowe recorded nine points and Alivia Gearheart chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets and three rebounds.  Leslie Stewart pulled down seven rebounds and blocked two shots.

 

Barren County,17,15,19,14,65

Pikeville,6,9,17,15,47

 

Barren County (65) – Bush 2, M. Pedigo 13, England 6, Bertram 21, B. Pedigo 18, Rice 1, Ennis 2, Delk 2.

 

Pikeville (47) – Cole-Williamson 13, Bartley 1, Stewart 2, Tackett 14, Gearheart 8, Rowe 9.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 


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Murray vs. Ryle Girls State Tournament Game # 4 March 13, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST4

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Murray (28-3) vs. Ryle (29-5) Game 4

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 13, 2019

 

Murray coach Wayne Foust started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Parker Greer, 5-7 So. Makenzie Turley, 5-10 Jr. Calli Carver, 5-7 So. Angela Gierhart, and 5-6 Sr. Elizabeth Curtis.  Ryle coach Katie Haitz countered with 5-11 Jr. Maddie Scherr, 5-9 So. Brie Crittendon, 5-11 Sr. Lauren Schwartz, 5-7 Sr. Juliet McGregor, and 5-7 Jr. Jaiden Douthit.

 

Ryle’s defense recorded 15 steals and scored 27 points off 25 Murray turnovers in a 56-29 victory.  Ryle shot 62.5% from the field including three of 11 from the three point line.  The Lady Raiders connected on 17 of 23 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds and held a 9-3 advantage on second chance points.  Murray shot 38.5% from the field including five of 14 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Tigers connected on four of six free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored three points off eight Ryle turnovers.

 

Lauren Schwartz led Ryle with 15 points including five of six free throws and five assists.  Maddie Scherr added 10 points including four of four free throws, five rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots, and six steals.  Jaiden Douthit recorded 10 points including three three point baskets, three assists, and two steals.5-9 Fr. Austin Johnson chipped in with 10 points including four of four free throws and three rebounds.  Brie Crittendon added six points and six steals.  Juliet McGregor pulled down nine rebounds.

 

Calli Carver led Murray with nine points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Parker Greer added eight points and three rebounds.  Elizabeth Curtis chipped in with six points on two three point baskets.

 

Murray,3,10,10,6,29

Ryle,11,16,11,18,56

 

Murray (29) – Greer 8, Turley 3, Carver 9, Gierhart 0, Curtis 6, Daughrity 3.

 

Ryle (56) – Scherr 10, Crittendon 6, Schwartz 15, McGregor 2, Douthit 10, Johnson 10, Glore 2, Crist 1.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 


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Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Mercy Academy vs. George Rogers Clark Girls State Tournament Game #3 March 13, 2019
Topic: Basketball

2019GST3

 

 

2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Mercy Academy ((16-14) vs. George Rogers Clark (24-10) Game 3

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY

March 13, 2019

 

Mercy Academy coach Keith Baisch started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Ta’Ziah Jenks, 5-7 Sr. Jalyn Shorter, 6-0 Jr. Paige Taylor, 5-5 Jr. Hope Sivori, and 5-8 Sr. Regan Berger.  George Rogers Clark coach Robbie Graham countered with 5-10 Fr. Tyra Flowers, 5-9 Sr. Jasmine Flowers, 5-10 Sr. Maleaha Bell, 5-7 Jr. Kennedy Igo, and 5-10 Sr. Hayley Harrison.

 

George Rogers Clark eked out a 65-64 victory over Mercy Academy in a game that had more plot twists and turns than a good mystery novel.  Mercy Academy took a 27-21 halftime lead and Hayley Harrison had zero points at halftime for GRC.  George Rogers Clark outscored Mercy Academy 25-14 in the third quarter to take a 46-41 lead after three quarters.  GRC took a seven point lead midway though the final quarter but their primary ball handler Kennedy Igo fouled out with 3:08 remaining in the game allowing Mercy to get back in the game.  Mercy Academy had a last second chance for the win but Hope Sivori’s shot missed allowing the Cardinals to escape with the victory.  The score was tied five times and there were two lead changes in the game.

 

George Rogers Clark shot 38.15 from the field including six of 25 from the three point line.  The Lady Cardinals connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored 25 points off 17 Mercy Academy turnovers.  Mercy Academy shot 41.2% from the field including 11 of 24 from beyond the arc.  The Jaguars connected on 11 of 15 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 18 GRC turnovers.

 

Kennedy Igo led GRC with 14 points including four of four free throws.  5-10 8th Grade Brianna Byars added 12 points and six rebounds.  5-7 Jr. Shelbi Wilson recorded 12 points.  Hayley Harrison added nine points on three key three point bombs and pulled down eight rebounds.  Maleaha Bell chipped in with seven point, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.  Jasmine Flowers recorded six points, six rebounds, and three assists.  Tyra Flowers added five points, five rebounds,  two assists, and three steals.

 

The blonde bomber Hope Sivori led Mercy Academy with 29 points including six of nine from the three point line, seven of eight free throws, and six assists.  Regan Berger added 14 points including four three point baskets, five rebounds, and two assists.  Ta’Ziah Jenks recorded 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

 

Mercy Academy,13,14,14,23,64

George Rogers Clark,13,8,25,19,65

 

Mercy Academy (64) – Jenks 12, Shorter 3, Taylor 4, Sivori 29, Berger 14, Shephard 2.

 

George Rogers Clark (65) – T. Flowers 5, J. Flowers 6, Bell 7, Igo 14, Harrison 9, Wilson 12, Byars 12.

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.

 

 

 

 


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