Fort Gay, W. Va. — Lawrence Co. Lady Dawgs ( 2-0 ) advanced to the Championship game of the BJM Tournament with a 67-56 victory over Tolsia ( 1-1 ) Friday night at Rebel Arena.
The Lady Rebels got off to a hot start and led 16-9 after one period.
The Lady Dawgs responded with a 21-12 second quarter and led 30-28 at halftime behind 9 points from Freshman Kensley Feltner and 8 points from Senior Lexi Ratliff.
Lawrence Co. extended their lead in the third period with a 18-11 advantage.
In the fourth the Lady Dawgs were steady and increased their lead and will play for the championship tonight.
Ratliff poured in 27 points to lead the victors, Feltner finished with 14 points, Sophomore Tyra Hammonds chipped in with 8 points, 8th grader Kaison Ward 6 points, Sophomore Kyleah Ward 4 points, Freshman Brooke Neal 3 points, Junior Ellie Webb and 8th grader Abby Nelson 2 points each.
LCHS hit 3 three pointers and went 18-24 from the line.
Tolsia was led by Freshman Katie Marcum with 22 points, Junior Selena Browning tallied 16 points and hit 4 three pointers, Freshman Autumn Block chipped in with 8 points, Sophomore Katelyn Kelly 4 points, Junior Jace Litton and Freshman Kerigan Salmons 2 points each.
THS hit 4 three pointers and went 6-14 from the line.
LCHS 9 21 19 18 = 67
THS 16 12 11 15 = 56
Tolsia will play Chapmanville at 5:00 in the Consolation Game.
Lawrence Co. will play Grace Christian at 7:00 in the Championship Game.
Tolsia Head Coach Ric Morrone
“… Really proud of our girls, they battled all night against a good Lawrence Co. team that is well coached. They are so big but our girls really came to play in a great environment for high school basketball.”
“… It was a physical game and was a little rough at times. I thought Katie Marcum, Selena Browning and Autumn Block did some nice things tonight. We are so banged up but those kids didn’t say a word just went out and played.”
“… This tournament is special to us and that showed tonight with the crowd. Should be an exciting championship game between Grace and Lawrence Co. both teams are good. Us and Chapmanville should be a close game as well.”
“… It was the most physical game we have been in.”
Lawrence Co. 54 Greenup Co. 48 ( Monday )
The Lady Dawgs opened the season with a big road victory over the Lady Musketeers.
Lawrence Co. fell behind early but battled back behind Kensley Feltner who poured in 27 points to lead the way, Brooke Neal tallied 10 points, Lexi Ratliff 9 points, Kaison Ward 4 points, Kyleah Ward and Ellie Webb 2 points each.
The Lady Bulldogs hit 3 three pointers and went 13-21 from the line.
Tolsia 58 Cross Lanes Christian 23 ( Tuesday )
The Lady Rebels opened the season with a road victory over the Lady Warriors.
Katie Marcum led the way with 11 points, Selena Browning and Kylea Pollinger 8 points each, Kerigan Salmons 7 points, Autumn Block 6 points, Trinity Muncy, Lyndsie Wilson and Kenzie Young 4 points each, Jace Litton and Elizabeth Johnson 3 points each.