Pikeville, Ky. — After winning their first 15th Region Tournament game in eleven years Lawrence Co. ( 19-11 ) fell 64-49 versus Johnson Central ( 22-4 ) in the semifinals at Appalachian Wireless Arena Saturday afternoon.
Lone Senior Ellie Webb had a great year providing three point shooting and leadership to her younger teammates this season.
Kensley Feltner scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Emmallee Holt hit 2 three pointers for 6 points, Tyra Hammond chipped in with 4 points, Ellie Webb and Kaison Ward scored 3 points each, Sophie Adkins finished with 2 points.
The Bulldogs hit 3 of 19 three pointers and went 12 of 16 from the foul line.
Kensley Feltner, (below) had a great sophomore campaign with averages 28.3 points, 10.6 rebounds and 8 assists per game and has scored over 2,100 points for her career.
Johnson Central was led by Sammi Sites with 19 points, Kailyn Vannoy 18 points, Taylor McKenzie 11 points, Kelci Blair 6 points, Abby Stambaugh 4 points, Clara Blair 3 points, Sophie Younce 2 points and Becca Wright 1 point.
The Golden Eagles hit 7 three pointers and went 17 of 21 from the foul line.
LCHS 8 9 15 17 = 49
JCHS 19 7 22 16 = 64
Feltner and Kaison Ward make 15th Region All Tournament team
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… What an amazing season we have had. I’m so proud of the perseverance of our girls battling through a ton of adversity this season. Beyond the adversity of Covid which changed all of us we had injuries throughout the year, too. These girls battled and competed all season. They showed up everyday and gave us everything they had. This group of ladies won back to back district championships as well as made it to the final four of the regional tournament which is the first time since 2010. We’re extremely proud of our girls and have great pieces coming back next season. We’re excited for the future.”
“ I want to talk a little bit about Ellie Webb. She’s been in our program since 7th grade. We’ve watched her grow and mature throughout her career. She’s an amazing young lady who has a bright future ahead of her. She’s been a great teammate and leader for our younger girls. She will be greatly missed next season but we wish her all the best and know she’s going to do great things!”