LOUISVILLE Visiting Russell lingered within three of Butler, ranked No. 6 in the state girls Associated Press poll, in the final seconds of the third quarter on Saturday evening.

The Bearettes got the ball to Tiarra East on the block. She got a bucket to close the third frame, and Butler was off.

The Bearettes outscored the Lady Devils 15-8 to secure a 57-45 win in the Statewide Mortgage Valentine Shootout.

Shaelyn Steele scored 17 points to pace Russell (5-3), which outscored Butler 15-9 in the second frame to lead by one point at halftime.

East scored 18 points, Leslie Baxter dropped in 16 and Dynastee White pitched in 15 for the Bearettes (1-1). Baxter dropped in four 3-pointers.

Both teams were a perfect 7 for 7 at the foul line.

RUSSELL 11 15 11 8 -- 45

BUTLER 16 9 17 15 -- 57

Russell (45) -- Steele 17, Ross 2, Hill 8, Adkins 6, B. Quinn 3, Sanders 3, Atkins 1, Jachimczuk 5. 3-Pt. FG: 4 (Adkins, B. Quinn, Sanders, Jachimczuk). FT: 7-7. Fouls: 11.

Butler (57) -- Baxter 16, East 18, White 15, Dozier 3, Harris 3, Shelburne 2, Satori, Haskins, Thomas, Haddaway. 3-Pt. FG: 4 (Baxter 4). FT: 7-7. Fouls: 15.

Rose Hill Christian 43, St. Patrick 21

ASHLAND The host Lady Royals led 16-2 after one quarter and 28-6 at intermission en route to a dominant victory on Saturday afternoon.

Bellamee Sparks scored 14 points and collected 24 rebounds for Rose Hill (9-6). Her glass work was two caroms shy of the school record.

Baylee Trimble totaled 13 points, connecting on three 3-pointers, and Baylee Stephens netted 10 points.

Gabby Karle chipped in seven rebounds and seven steals to go along with six points.

Makenna Roush paced the Lady Saints (4-7) with seven points.

The teams are scheduled to meet again on March 9 in Maysville.

ST. PATRICK 2 4 11 4 -- 21

ROSE HILL 16 12 13 2 -- 43

St. Patrick (21) -- McKay 3, Roush 7, Riggs 2, Klee 2, Bauer 1, Hughes 6, Kimball, Arn, Reed. 3-Pt. FG: 1 (McKay). FT: 2-10. Fouls: 10.

Rose Hill Christian (43) -- Karle 6, B. Sparks 14, Stephens 10, Trimble 13, Newell, VanKeuren, Wright. 3-Pt. FG: 5 (Trimble 3, Karle 2). FT: 0-1. Fouls: 10.

BOYS

Frankfort 82, Fairview 43

WESTWOOD The visiting Panthers led 60-40 through three quarters and piled on with a 22-3 edge in the final frame in a Saturday matinee at George Cooke Memorial Gym.

Jackson Twombly scored 18 points, Caleb Hack netted 16 and Charles Ellis and Nathaniel O'Bryan each dropped in 14 for Frankfort (6-4). Hack converted four treys.

Jaxon Manning paced the Eagles (4-10) with 24 points.

FRANKFORT 18 20 22 22 -- 82

FAIRVIEW 13 12 15 3 -- 43

Frankfort (82) -- Hammond 4, Blackwell 3, Hack 16, Austin 6, Ellis 14, Twombly 18, Gwandi 2, O'Bryan 14, VanAtter 3, Walker 2, Sweasy, Fisher, Hancock. 3-Pt. FG: 7 (Hack 4, Blackwell, Austin, VanAtter). FT: 13-16. Fouls: 16.

Fairview (43) -- Manning 24, Terry 2, Caldwell 3, Tucker 1, Muncy 2, Harper 4, Sparks 1, McDowell 6, Mitchell, Day, Adams, Mills. 3-Pt. FG: 4 (Manning 2, McDowell 2). FT: 15-22. Fouls: 15.

FRIDAY

Russell 50, Menifee County 35

FRENCHBURG The visiting Lady Devils pulled away from a seven-point halftime advantage by outscoring the Ladycats 20-6 in the third frame on Friday night.

Aubrey Hill scored 14 points and Shaelyn Steele collected 12 for Russell.

Jaycee Gevedon paced Menifee County (3-3 after a 58-30 win over East Carter on Saturday) with 13 points. Kelsie Woodard produced 12 points.

RUSSELL 12 13 20 5 -- 50

MENIFEE CO. 5 13 6 11 -- 35

Russell (50) -- Hill 14, Steele 12, B. Quinn 3, Ross 8, Adkins 6, Sanders 2, Atkins 3, Jachimczuk 2, Maynard, Cameron, Darnell, Hester, A. Quinn, Oborne. 3-Pt. FG: 4 (Ross 2, Steele, B. Quinn). FT: 8-15. Fouls: 19.

Menifee County (35) -- Eversole 4, Gevedon 13, M. Wells 6, Woodard 12, Parks, Jones, A. Wells, Hall. 3-Pt. FG: 2 (Gevedon 2). FT: 11-19. Fouls: 14.

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