The first ever Lady Laker Freshman Basketball Classic was held this past Saturday at the Russell County High and Middle Schools with Somerset coming out victorious in the 8-team tournament, according to Lady Laker Head Coach Craig Pippen.
Russell County’s freshman won the first game of the tournament, 34-25, over Greenwood.
Julie Wethington and Lindsay Ramage both scored nine points in the game. LeeAnn Grider scored six points while Sarah Shaw and Blair Hoover both had four points. Heather Burton also had two points for the Lady Lakers.
In the Lady Laker’s second game, Lincoln County pulled out a three-point victory against Russell County.
Wethington had eight points in the game while Ramage scored seven points. Sara McClure had six points while Blair Hoover had four. LeeAnn Grider and Amanda Cooper put up three apiece. Heather Burton also scored one point.
Somerset defeated Lincoln County for the tournament title, 42-31. Other teams participating included Metcalfe County, Cumberland County, Clinton County and Green County.
Pippen and the Lady Laker basketball program wished to thank the following sponsors of the 2008 Lady Laker Freshman Classic, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, State Rep. Jeff Hoover, Wilma Grider Roy, Duo County Telephone, Majestic Yachts, Key Twin Cinema, Max M. Downey, PSC at Downey Eye Clinic, Stephens Pipe & Steel, Bank of Jamestown, Jamestown Auto Sales, Lake & Shake, Monticello Banking Company, Brooke and Buc’s and Franklin Motors.
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