The Richmond Register

January 21, 2014

H.S. BASKETBALL: Mercer County tops Lady Eagles

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — The Lady Eagles had a two-point (46-44) lead heading into the fourth quarter Monday at Mercer County, but they couldn’t hold on for a road win.

Mercer County hit 19-of-29 free throws in the second half and rallied for a 66-63 win over Madison Southern (12-5). Sophomore forward Briana Lanham turned in an outstanding performance in the loss — finishing with 30 points (on 11-of-18 shooting) and 16 rebounds.

Kristen Hayes had 13 points and seven rebounds and Samantha Parms had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Southern committed 25 turnovers and had three players foul out — Hayes, Kelley Freeman and Rachel Ramey.

Mercer County shot just 31 percent for the game and was four-of-25 from three-point range, but hit 26-of-39 free throws.

The Lady Eagles shot 52 percent in the first half and 44 percent in the second half. They were 2-of-11 from long range and 15-of-21 from the line.

Mercer County had a 22-16 lead after the  first quarter and a 34-33 lead at halftime.

Ashlynn Clark had five points, Freeman had three points and Meredith Gallion had two points.

Southern is set to return to action today at East Jessamine.