VANCEBURG Leading by five points after one quarter, Russell locked Lewis County down defensively to lock up the 63rd District’s top seed.

The visiting Lady Devils allowed six points to the Lady Lions in each of the last three quarters for a 56-27 victory in the Jungle on Wednesday night.

Russell’s 35th consecutive victory against district opposition secured it the No. 1 seed in the district tournament. Lewis County was slotted into the No. 2 seed.

Shaylen Steele scored 17 points and Kaeli Ross pitched in 10 for the Lady Devils (20-6, 5-0 district seeding).

Nine players scored for Russell, which is 17-3 in its last 20 games.

Sarah Paige Weddington led Lewis County (14-13, 3-3 district seeding) with eight points. Eight Lady Lions scored.

RUSSELL    14    13    13    16    —    56

LEWIS CO.    9    6    6    6    —    27

Russell (56) — Blevins 8, Hill 5, Steele 17, B. Quinn 8, Ross 10, Atkins 2, Hester 2, Arthur 2, Sanders 2, Maynard, Inskeep, A. Quinn, Jachimczuk. 3-Pt. FG: 8 (Blevins 2, Steele 2, B. Quinn 2, Ross 2). FT: 2-5. Fouls: 12.

Lewis County (27) — Lewis 3, Weddington 8, Horsley 4, D’Souza 4, McGlone 2, Adams 2, Puente 3, Evans 1, Johnson, Ruckel, Short, Willis, Brooks. 3-Pt. FG: 2 (Lewis, Puente). FT: 7-9. Fouls: 6.

FROM TUESDAY

BOYS

Rose Hill Christian 62

Portsmouth Notre Dame 52

PORTSMOUTH The visiting Royals outscored the Titans 20-15 in the fourth quarter to pull away from a five-point edge entering the final frame and secure their second double-digit win in Scioto County in as many nights.

Kenny Wilburn posted a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds to pace Rose Hill Christian (5-18), which won its third straight game for the first time since Dec. 15-21, 2017.

Stephan Barker pitched in 15 points and five assists and Seth Wirzfeld collected 11 points as the Royals avenged a 55-49 loss to Notre Dame on Dec. 14 in Ashland.

Barker and Wirzfeld each had three of Rose Hill’s 11 3-pointers.

Carter Campbell and Dylan Seison notched 11 points apiece for the Titans.

ROSE HILL    22    10    10    20    —    62

NOTRE DAME    12    8    17    15    —    52

Rose Hill Christian (62) — Wilburn 19, Barker 15, Wirzfeld 11, Phelps 7, Sawyers 7, Coleman 3. 3-Pt. FG: 11 (Barker 3, Wirzfeld 3, Wilburn 2, Phelps 2, Sawyers). FT: 13-20.

Notre Dame (52) — Campbell 11, Powell 4, Nichols 8, Sparks 8, Seison 11, Kammer 7, Edgington 3. 3-Pt. FG: 4 (Nichols 2, Seison, Kammer). FT: 8-14.

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