Anderson County vs. Sacred Heart Academy (Semifinal)
2021 Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen ®
April 10, 2021
Anderson County coach Clay Birdwhistell started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Tiffani Riley, 5-11 Jr. Amiya Jenkins, 6-1 Jr. Jacie Chesser, 5-7 Sr.Rachel Satterly, and 5-8 Sr. Sophie Smith. Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-10 Jr. Josie Gilvin, 5-8 Fr. Reagan Bender, 6-0 Jr.Alexandra Wolff, 5-5 So. Triniti Ralston, and 5-6 Sr. Maggie Montano.
The score was tied 40-40 after three quarters but Sacred Heart Academy puled away in the final quarter for a 63-53 victory over Anderson County. Sacred Heart Academy shot 36.7% from the field including five of 14 from the three point line. The Valkyries connected on 22 of 29 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and committed 11 turnovers. Anderson County shot 38.6% from the field including five of 18 from beyond the arc. The Lady Bearcats connected on 14 of 15 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and committed 17 turnovers.
Josie Gilvin led Sacred Heart Academy with 19 points including 13 of 14 free throws, 11 rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Triniti Ralston added 13 points including six of 11 free throws, four rebounds, and three assists. Alexandra Wolff recorded 10 points and three rebounds. 5-8 Jr. Olivia Kaufman chipped in with nine points on three three point baskets. Reagan Bender recorded seven points, six rebounds, and three assists.
Amiya Jenkins led Anderson County with 24 points including 10 of 10 free throws, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jacie Chesser added 12 points on four of four from the field and four of five from the free throw line. Rachel Satterly recorded six points on two three point baskets, five rebounds, and three assists. Sophie Smith chipped in with five points, four rebounds, and five assists. Tiffani Riley added three points, eight rebounds, two blocked shots, and three steals.
Sacred Heart Academy,11,10,19,23,63
Anderson County (53) – Riley 3, Jenkins 24, Chesser 12, R. Satterly 6, Smith 5, J. Satterly 3.
Sacred Heart Academy (63) – Gilvin 19, Bender 7, Wolff 10, Ralston 13, Montano 2, Kaufman 9, Russell 2, Pelayo 1.
A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.