Darnell scores 1,500th point



PIKEVILLE Blair Green and Kaylea Gross combined for 46 points Saturday as Harlan County defeated Russell, 60-54, in Pike County Central’s Lady Hawks Showcase.

Harlan Country (18-2) stretched its winning streak to 15. Green finished with 24 points and Gross had 22.

Russell (12-8) played without injured starters Maggie Jachimczuk and Alexis Maynard, but got 19 points from Madison Darnell who reached 1,500 for her career.

Russell led 17-13 after one quarter. Harlan County outscored the Lady Devils 20-6 in the second, only to see Russell close the gap to three points entering the final period.

Aubrey Hill also reached double figures for Russell with 10 points and Ty Mitchell was next with nine.

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