Pikeville, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 26-7 ) advanced to the semifinals of the 15th Region Girls basketball tournament with a 57-41 victory over Shelby Valley ( 22-10 ) Tuesday at the Appalachian Wireless Arena.
Kensley Feltner calls out a play in the 15th Region tournament Tuesday.
Kensley Feltner led the Bulldogs with 29 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists, Sophie Adkins hit 5 three pointers and finished with 15 points, Kaison Ward 4 points and 6 rebounds, Tyra Hammond 4 points and 5 rebounds, Addison Bloomfield 3 points, Abby Nelson 2 points and 4 rebounds, Leandra Curnutte dished out 3 assists.
Sophie Adkins hit 5 three pointers in a victory over Shelby Valley.
The Dawgs went 13 of 20 from the foul line and knocked down 6 three pointers on 21 attempts.
Shelby Valley was led by Allyssa Elswick with 22 points and 7 rebounds, Kylie Alvin and Jazzy Meade with 5 points each, Cassidy Rowe 4 points and 4 assists, Kyra Looney 3 points and Sadie Johnson 2 points.
The Wildcats went 13 of 14 from the foul line and made 2 of 13 from the three point distance.
SVHS 12 10 11 8 = 41
LCHS 10 11 19 17 = 57
Kaison Ward went 4-4 from the foul line against Shelby Valley after missing the District championship game.
The Dawgs will play Paintsville ( 19-12 ) Friday night at 8:00 after the Tigers beat Belfry 50-22 in the first game Tuesday.
Martin Co. will play Pikeville in the first semifinal at 6:30 Friday.
Championship game will be Saturday afternoon at 4:30.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… What a game. I couldn’t be more proud of our girls and how hard they played. We couldn’t make an outside shot in the first half. I told the girls to crash the glass and we were able to get some put backs and keep the score close. We told them at the half to just keep shooting and shoot with conviction and boy did Sophie Adkins take that to heart. Man, what a shooting performance from her. The difference in us this year is we’ve had scoring from many different people in each game. If someone’s not able to knock shots down someone else steps up. It’s been great to see that. We are very excited to be in the semi finals on Friday night. It’ll be another late one but we’re excited for the opportunity.