In Feb. 12 IssueBy Derek AaronTimes Journal Sports Editor
The Russell County Lakers defeated the host Metcalfe County Hornets 63-46 last Friday night in Edmonton.
The district win gives the Lakers a 19-3 record on the year with a 5-1 district mark.
The Lakers had four players in double figures, led by Zach Carney with 13 points, Robbie Bell and Tyler Robertson with 11 points each and Lucas Justice with 10 points. Carney also led the Lakers in rebounding with seven points.
Senior Bryon Ellis scored nine points while Adam Justice scored three points.
Bryson McFall, Jordan Best and Tra Taylor all added two points each for Russell County.
Russell County shot 45 percent from the field for the game while the Hornets shot 47 percent. The Lakers had 18 big points come from players off the bench in the game and scored 14 points off of Metcalfe County’s 24 turnovers.
The Hornets were led in scoring by Trevor Merideth with 16 points.
Meanwhile, in the night’s first game, the Lady Lakers picked up a 10-point victory over the Lady Hornets, 41-31, giving them a 13-7 overall record and a 4-2 district mark.
Russell County was led in scoring by both Blair Hoover and Julie Wethington with 12 points each.
Wethington hit four 3-point shots in the game while Hoover hit three triples.
LeeAnn Grider scored nine points for the Lady Lakers while Rachael Miller scored three points.
Both Lindsay Ramage and Kyla Thomas had two points each. Ramage also pulled down 10 rebounds in the game. Heather Burton also added one point.
Rhea Ellen Thompson led the way for the Lady Hornets with nine points.
The Lady Lakers shot just 31 percent for the game but still outshot the Lady Hornets, who shot an abysmal 26 percent from the field.
The Lady Lakers pulled off a 14-4 scoring run in the seocnd quarter to put away Metcalfe County early.