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January 10, 2014

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Russell girls edge Greenup

RUSSELL — A 63rd District see-saw battle went the way of Russell’s girls on Thursday night at Marvin Meredith Gymnasium.

The Lady Devils outlasted Greenup County, 58-57, in overtime to improve to 2-0 in the district.

Russell coach Mandy Layne called it a “team win,” which it survived on the strength of clutch Shelby Huddleston free throws with 16 seconds to go. The junior sank a pair from the charity stripe to put the Lady Devils up 58-55. On the ensuing possession, Greenup County could only manage a layup as time expired.

Maggie Jachimczuk posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Russell (12-3). Huddleston tallied 14 points and six steals. Lexi Berry had 11 points.

“I am just really proud of my kids,” Layne said. “We’re stuck together and we pulled it out in the end. We’re extremely excited to be 2-0 in the district, but we understand that each night is going to be a war.”

The Lady Devils travel to Raceland on Saturday.

Greenup County (6-7) hosts the Lady Rams on Tuesday.

GREENUP    13    9    15    15    5    —    57

RUSSELL    14    9    15    14    6    —    58

Greenup County (57) — Leslie 9, Moore 9, Campbell 5, Webb 27, Thompson 5, Haywood 2, Bryant, Hutt, Pope. 3-Pt. FG: 4 (Webb 3, Leslie). FT: 9-13. Fouls: 21.

Russell (58) — Harrison 2, Jachimczuk 16, Carter 5, Berry 11, Huddleston 14, Mad. Darnell 6, Maynard. 3-Pt. FG: 3 (Carter 2, Harrison). FT: 14-24. Fouls: 12.

Ashland 55

Ironton 34

ASHLAND Superb post defense and another strong offensive performance by junior Haley-Sue Foutch highlighted the Kittens’ win over Ironton on Friday night at Anderson Gym.

Foutch recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds and helped supply stellar defense on Ironton post players around the basket.

Junior point guard Alexis Robinson racked up 13 points and 10 rebounds. She held Ironton leading scorer Lexie Barrier to 12 points.

Ashland (8-3) travels to Fairland (Ohio) on Saturday. It faces Columbus Centennial at 2 p.m.

IRONTON    12    8    3    11    —    34

ASHLAND    15    15    11    14    —    55

Ironton (34) — J. Hannan 11, Lee 2, T. Hannan 2, Barrier 12, Wise 4, Lewis 2, Scott 1, Spencer, Keith, Alfrey, Carmon. 3-Pt. FG: 1 (J. Hannan). FT: 5-10. Fouls: 20.

Ashland (55) — A. Robinson 13, Young 2, Foutch 19, Gransbery 10, M. Robinson 5, Roberts 6, Hammond, Hamilton, Kouns, Barber, Miller. 3-Pt. FG: 2 (Foutch, M. Robinson). FT: 17-21. Fouls: 17.

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