The Russell County Lady Lakers won big last night 61-43 against the Lady Bulldogs of Clinton County in the opening game of the 16th District Basketball Tournament. With this win, the Lady Lakers secured a bid in the 4th Region Tournament to be held at WKU next week, as well as a spot in the 16th District Championship game on Thursday at 7:00 PM.
The Lady Lakers were led in scoring by junior Star Marcum with a double-double effort with 25 points and 16 rebounds. Juliah Bault (a junior) had 14 points, and senior Shiaynn Elkins had 11 points on the night.
The 2nd game of the night at Laker Gym was a boys game: the Clinton County Bulldogs vs the Metcalfe County Hornets (coached by former Laker basketball player Brandon Brockman). It was a hard-fought battle all night with plenty of action, but Clinton County came away with the victory over the Hornets 54-47. The Bulldog boys await the winners of tonight’s Laker boys vs Cumberland County Panthers, for the Championship Game on Friday, February 28th at 7:00 pm.
Tonight the Laker Boys Basketball team plays their opening round game vs. Cumberland Co. at 7:30 pm. The theme tonight is “blackout” for students, parents, teachers, and all Laker fans–wear black and support the Lakers!