Mercy Academy vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar (Girls)
White, Greer, & Maggard Orthodontics Holiday Classic
Lexington Catholic High School
December 18, 2021
Mercy Academy coach Nick Cann started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Emma Barnett, 5-10 Jr. Mary Smith, 6-2 Fr. Leah Macy, 5-5 Fr. Alyssa Murphy, and 5-5 Sr. Gracie Helm. Paul Laurence Dunbar coach Nick Runyon countered with 5-9 So. Amber Brandon, 5-9 Sr. Kenzie Sizemore, 5-10 Sr. Quinn Arnold, 5-9 Sr. Aziah Campbell, and 5-8 Sr. Maddy Ridge.
Mercy Academy defeated Paul Laurence Dunbar by the score of 75-49. Mercy shot 46.7% from the field including 16 of 32 from the three point line. The Jaguars connected on three of five free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 14 Dunbar turnovers. Dunbar shot 34.6% from the field including five of 17 from beyond the arc. The Lady Bulldogs connected on eight of 12 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored seven points off nine Mercy turnovers.
Alyssa Murphy led Mercy with 19 points including four three point baskets, four rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Mary Smith added 14 points including four three point baskets, five rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Emma Barnett recorded 14 points including three three point baskets, four rebounds, and two steals. Leah Macy recorded 11 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.
Amber Brandon led Dunbar with 27 points including three three point baskets and 10 rebounds. Quinn Arnold added nine points and three rebounds. Aziah Campbell recorded five points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals
Paul Laurence Dunbar,11,14,12,12,49
Mercy Academy (75) – Barnett 14, Smith 14, Macy 11, Murphy 19, Helm 6, Hester 5, Becker 3, Buehner 3.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (49) – Brandon 27, Sizemore 0, Arnold 9, Campbell 5, Ridge 4, Boling 2, Rusing 2.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.