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Boyd County, Ashland girls both advance

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- It will be Boyd County against Ashland for the 16th Region championship and spot in the Kentucky Girls Sweet 16 scheduled March 13-16 at Western Kentucky's E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

The Lions advanced with a 47-33 win over Russell in the first semifinal game Monday night at Morehead State's Ellis T. Johnson Arena. The Kittens toppled Lewis County, 69-59, and are a win away from a second straight regional crown. The title game is Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Sophomore Logan Fraley paced Boyd County (26-8) with 14 points and also grabbed nine rebounds. She connected on three three-pointers to bring her season total to 80. Emily Stewart added 10 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. Hunter Reeves also scored 10.

Arden Gross led Russell (15-17) with 13 points.

Boyd County outscored the Red Devils 17-7 in the first period and maintained control the rest of the game. For the Lions, this will be their fourth straight trip to the championship game.

Hayley Sue Foutch hit for 23 points and Alexis Robinson 22 to power Ashland (24-6). Robinson also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. Savannah Anderson and Emily Frye scored 16 each for Lewis County. Anderson had a game-high 13 rebounds.

Ashland and Boyd County split in the regular season. Ashland won, 61-44, at home on Dec. 8 and Boyd County prevailed at home, 57-39, on Jan. 19. The Kittens went up 2-1 when they beat the Lions, 61-54, in the 64th District title game at Anderson Gym.

The 16th Region champ will play the Region 10 winner on March 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Game 1

RUSSELL 7 11 12 3 -- 33: Gross 4-11 2-4 13, Parsley 0-5 0-0 0, Berry 1-6 3-4 5, Huddleston 1-6 6-8 8, Carter 3-8 0-0 7, Darnell 0-1 0-0 0, Hanson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 9-37 11-16 33.

BOYD COUNTY 17 9 16 5 -- 47: Stewart 3-4 4-9 10, Wheeler 2-5 2-2 6, Fraley 5-12 1-2 14, Reeves 3-11 1-2 10, Kenser 3-12 1-4 7, Lunsford 0-1 0-0 0, Coburn 0-3 0-0 0, Goins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 16-48 9-19 47.

3-point baskets: Russell 4-10 (Gross 3-3, Berry 0-1, Huddleston 0-1, Carter 1-4, Darnell 0-1). Boyd County 6-20 (Fraley 3-7, Reeves 3-9, Lunsford 0-1, Coburn 0-3).

Game 2

ASHLAND 19 20 16 14 -- 69: Foutch 8-12 4-8 23, Slone 2-5 1-2 6, Cullop 2-7 3-4 7, Gambill 1-3 0-0 2, A. Robinson 7-13 5-8 22, Jones 1-3 0-1 2, Gunter 0-2 4-4 4, Roberts 0-0 0-0 0, Gransberry 0-0 0-0 0, Layne 1-2 0-0 3, M. Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, Vanover 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 22-47 17-27 69.

LEWIS COUNTY 13 17 14 15 -- 59: T. Frye 3-10 2-2 8, E. Frye 3-9 10-18 16, Hardin 2-10 0-0 4, Liles 1-6 4-4 6, Anderson 4-7 8-17 16, Highfield 1-1 0-0 3, Fite 2-4 0-0 6, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Pick 0-0 0-0 0, Blake 0-0 0-0 0, Ruggles 0-0 0-0 0, Stone 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 16-50 24-41 59.

3-point baskets: Ashland 8-16 (Foutch 3-5, Sone 1-1, Gambill 0-2, A. Robinson 3-4, Jones 0-2, Layne 1-2). Lewis County 3-10 (T. Frye 0-2, E. Frye 0-1, Highfield 1-1, Fite 2-4, Thompson 0-2).

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