Third quarter run sends Russell past Casey

December 08, 2004

RUSSELL SPRINGS - A 29-4 run by Russell County in the third quarter was the difference Tuesday, as the Panthers rolled by Casey County, 94-61.

Brett Blankenship drilled seven 3-pointers and had 27 points and Nick Bertram added 19 on five 3s for Russell.

"Defensively, the effort just wasn't there," Casey County coach Perry Walters said. "They had that 29-4 run in the third with five 3s. They just flat wore us out."

Cory Dial led the Rebels (1-1) with 13 points and Will Johnson added eight.

Russell County led 28-18 after the first quarter and 47-38 at the half before blowing the game open, and shot 64 percent from the floor. Casey was 22-for-63 shooting Tuesday.

CASEY (1-1) - Casey Coppage 7, Dustun Vest 3, Charlie Fox 7, Derek Stephens 5, Keith Price 6, Ben Barlow 1, Jason Sanders 6, Andy Cannon 5, Cory Dial 13, Will Johnson 8


RUSSELL - Nick Bertram 19, Josh Adams 11, Jeron Dunbar 7, Brett Blankenship 27, Jordan Veech 10, Matt Cooper 2, Jason Hall 2, Jordan Pierce 4, Brett Aaron 2, Ryan Pierce 3, Grant Sharp 4, Dustin Shearer 3


St. Francis 53, Kentucky School for the Deaf 24: At Louisville, Maribel Rodriguez, playing with a slight injury, pumped in 20 points, but it was not enough for the Colonels as they suffered a road loss at St. Francis.

Sonnie Smallwood led KSD (0-4) with 13 rebounds.

"Despite the wide margin, I was very proud of our effort, the KSD girls never quit and battled whole game," KSD coach Scott Johnson said.

Kentucky School for the Deaf (0-4) - Maribel Rodriguez 20, Victoria Thompson 3, Sonnie Smallwood 1

St. Francis (2-2) - Velez 18, Segar 8, Johnson 4, Black 17 Winburn 3, Elkman 3

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