In Jan. 28 Issue
The Russell County Laker junior varsity basketball team, coached by Shawn Coffey and Daniel Johnson, captured the Casey County JV Classic tournament this weekend in Liberty.
Two Lakers, Blake Aaron and Martin Cross were selected to the All-Tournament Team. The Laker JV record now stands at 8-5.
In the first game the Lakers defeated host Casey County 50-36. Scroing for Russell County was Blake Aaron 16, Martin Cross 11, Taylor Hutchinson 10, Logan Smith 4, Brandon Bunch 4, Dustin Pierce 2, Hunter Best 2, Coty Pickett 1.
In the second game the Lakers defeated Cumberland County 48-39. Scoring in that game went Blake Aaron 15, Martin Cross 12, Logan Smith 8, Hunter Best 7, Taylor Hutchinson 4 and Barton Mann 2.
In the title game the Lakers downed Monroe County 51-37. Scoring went like this, Logan Smith 13, Hunter Best 11, Martin Cross 9, Barton Mann 6, Dustin Pierce 4, Nick Britt 3, CJ Bray 2, Blake Aaron 2 and Taylor Hutchison 1.
Coffey said he was proud of his team’s hard work and wins.