Lady Blackcats fall at Russell
by STEVE LeMASTER
RUSSELL - Hope Parsley and Arden Gross combined to score 24 points Monday night as host Russell rolled to a 69-27 victory over the Prestonsburg Lady Blackcats.
Parsley paced Russell with 14 points. Gross added 10 points for the Lady Devils.
The win over Prestonsburg pushed Russell’s overall record to 3-2. Following the loss, Prestonsburg dropped to 0-6 overall. The Lady Blackcats are 0-1 in the 58th District/Floyd County Conference.
Defensive-minded Russell forced Prestonsburg into committing 32 turnovers.
Russell claimed an early lead and never faltered. The Lady Devils outscored Prestonsburg 28-8 in the opening quarter and led 45-14 at halftime.
Russell remained in control in the second half, outscoring Russell 17-10 in the third quarter.
Seventh-grade guard Jana Jarvis paced Prestonsburg with 13 points. Jarvis was the only Prestonsburg scorer to reach double figures. Sixth-grade guard Reesce Endicott scored six points and eighth-grade forward Allison Hall connected on a free throw for the Lady Blackcats.
Prestonsburg will host 58th District/Floyd County Conference rival Allen Central (5-0 overall, 3-0 in 58th District/Floyd County Conference) Friday night.
Russell 69, Prestonsburg 27
Prestonsburg (27): Meadows 6, Hall 1, Jarvis 13, Endicott 7.
Russell (69): Gross 10, Parsley 14, Berry 9, Huddleston 9, Carter 6, Ma. Darnell 8, Mc. Darnell 2, Harrison 6, Thompson 3, Hanson 2.
Prestonsburg….8 6 103-27
Russell…………28 17 177-69
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