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Lady Lakers squeak past Adair by one
In Feb. 21-27 Issue

The Russell County Lady Lakers (11-14, 3-3) pulled out an exciting one-point victory over the host Adair County Lady Indians, 46-45, Friday night.

Kim Pierce led the Lady Lakers with 14 points and two 3-pointers, both in the first quarter.

Ashley Franklin, who hit the game-winning basket, and Michelle Copley had 11 points each while Lindsay Ramage had four points in the victory. Tyla Bailey, Blair Hoover and LeeAnn Grider had two points each.

“I am very pleased with our team's progress thus far,” Coach Craig Pippen said. “The Adair win was a big win for our team's momentum. Anytime you play on the road and win a close one, it helps build team unity and confidence. (Those are two) things that can be a tremendous asset leading into post-season play.”

Pippen said his players managed to win a close game that could have gone either way.

“Earlier in the season we didn't have the same outcome,” he said. “However, I think our team is gaining confidence and they are starting to believe they can win close games.” 

He said his team’s effort all starts with a belief system. 

“Confidence and hard work are key to any team’s success,” he said.

Pippen lauded Kim Pierce’s play saying she played an “exceptional” game both offensively and defensively.

“Our two seniors (Franklin and Copley) stepped up and played big down the stretch,” he said. “We need that type of leadership to be successful.”

Pippen said his team was in a lot of foul trouble early but managed to play better pressure defense without fouling in the second half.  

“I am proud of the job our girls and coaches have done this year,” Pippen said. “I think we will be ready for the district tournament and hopefully will earn an opportunity to play in March.”

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