Lady Devils sizzle past Menifee Co.

STAFF REPORT
THE DAILY INDEPENDENT

 

FRENCHBURG Russell’s girls erupted in the second half on Tuesday night for a 68-49 basketball victory over Menifee County.

Down 21-14 at halftime, the Lady Devils were nearly unstoppable in the second half, connecting on 80 percent of their shots.

Russell (13-8) forced 24 Menifee County turnovers. The Lady Devils also tallied 22 assists and 12 steals.

Madison Darnell racked up 27 points, 10 assists and six steals for Russell. Ty Mitchell had 10 points. Maggie Jachimczuk had five points in limited minutes in her return from a sprained ankle.

Mara Walker had 17 points for Menifee County (14-7). The Lady Cats will head to Lee County on Tuesday.

Russell is set to host Rowan County tonight.

RUSSELL 6 8 24 30 — 68 MENIFEECO. 10 11 14 14 — 49

Russell (68) — Sanders 4, Jachimczuk 5, Mitchell 10, Darnell 27, Michael 9, Ross 2, Morris 5, Hill 6. PF: 23. FT: 16-24. 3-point FGs: 6 (Michael 3, Darnell, Mitchell, Morris).

Menifee County (49) — Bean 4, Franklin 6, Walker 17, Packer 4, Evans 13, Woodard 5. PF: 18. FT: 22-29. 3-point FGs: 7 (Franklin 2, Walker 3, Evans 2).





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