Louisa, Ky. — Abby Nelson hit a shot at the buzzer to lift Lawrence Co. ( 20-5 ) to a 75-74 victory over Russell ( 17-10 ) Wednesday night.
Kensley Feltner finds Abby Nelson for the game winner versus Russell.
Junior Kaison Ward scored her 1,000th point in a victory over Betsy Layne last week.
Kensley Feltner scored 29 points to lead four Bulldogs in double figures, Sophie Adkins tallied 13 points, Kaison Ward added 12 points, Leandra Curnutte netted 11 points, Abby Nelson had 4 points, Emmalee Holt, Abby Maynard and Jada Patton chipped in with 2 points apiece.
Lawrence Co. hit 6 three pointers and went 15 of 23 from the free throw line.
Russell was led by Shaelyn Steele with 26 points, Bella Quinn 15 points, Josie Atkins 10 points, Courtney Fitzpatrick 9 points, Kennedy Darnell 8 points, Gabby Oborne 6 points.
The Res Devils hit 9 three pointers and went 5 of 6 from the free throw line.
RHS 19 11 20 24 = 74
LCHS 12 16 19 28 = 75
The Bulldogs will return to action with three straight home games beginning Friday against Pike Co. Central, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 versus Perry Co. Central and Senior night on Monday against Shelby Valley.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… This wasn’t our best defensive effort tonight. Russell is very hard to guard but we battled back and made enough winning plays to come out with a win. I’m proud of our kids for playing hard and battling the way we did down the stretch. We knew this game would help prepare our girls for post season play.”
“… We are definitely glad to see multiple players in double figures. That’s what it’s going to take for us to be successful in post season play.”