Russell vs. Henderson County (Quarterfinal)
2021 Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen ®
April 9, 2021
Russell coach Mandy Layne started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr.Kaeli Ross, 5-6 So. Jenna Adkins, 6-0 Sr. Aubrey Hill, 5-0 Fr. Bella Quinn, and 5-5 Fr. Shaelyn Steele. Henderson County coach Jeff Haile countered with 5-10 So. Jarie Thomas, 5-6 Sr. Lauren Hubbard, 5-10 Sr. M Kyra Dixon, 5-4 Sr. Sadie Wurth, and 5-5 Jr. Kaytlan Kemp.
Henderson County raced out to a 22-7 first quarter lead on their way to a 64-53 victory over Russell. Henderson County shot 48.6% from the field including four of 10 from the three point line. The Lady Colonels connected on 26 of 35 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and committed 13 turnovers. Russell shot 39.9% from the field including three of seven from beyond the arc. The Red Devils connected on 16 of 24 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and committed 13 turnovers.
Sadie Wurth led Henderson County with 27 points including 18 of 21 free throws, three rebounds, six assists, and two steals. 5-2 So. Savannah Lacer added 10 points including five of six free throws and two rebounds. Jarie Thomas recorded 10 points and seven rebounds. M Kyra Dixon pulled down 11 rebounds.
Kaeli Ross led Russell with 22 points including three three point baskets, and six rebounds. Aubrey Hill added 18 points including six of seven free throws, eight rebounds, three blocked shots, and two steals. Shaelyn Steele recorded eight points and four steals.
Russell (53) – Ross 22, Adkins 1, Hill 18, Quinn 0, Steele 8, Atkins 2, Jachimczuk 2.
Henderson County (64) – Thomas 10, Hubbard 0, Dixon 2, Wurth 27, Kemp 5, Veal 3, Lacer 10, Risley 7.
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.