Area basketball Results

Russellville girls

The Lady Indians were on the road Saturday, where Russellville's varsity girls defeated New Bloomfield 64-44.

The Lady Indians led 19-5, 35-23 and 47-36 on their way to the win.

"We came out in the first quarter and played well," Russellville Coach David Volkart said. "We were a little rusty because we hadn’t played since Dec. 17, but overall it was a good team effort. Everyone contributed, which is important in winning ball games."

Kennedy Volkart led Russellville with 24 points and 14 rebounds, followed by Hannah Campbell with 19 points. AJ Grellner scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Russellville boys

Russellville's varsity boys participated in the Otterville Holiday Classic Dec. 29-Jan. 5, where the #3 seeded Indians defeated #2 seeded Green Ridge 71-40 in pool Thursday, led by Chandler Wolf with 26 points. Brenden Jackson followed with 15 points and 22 assists, while Dakota Burgess added 12 points, and Levi Anderson scored 10.

Russellville then faced top-seeded Otterville in the championship game Saturday, where the Indians lost a close contest to the tournament host, 62-59, to finish in second place.

Jackson led Russellville (8-4) with 38 points.

Jamestown girls

The Lady Eagles participated in the New Franklin Tournament Jan. 2-5, where they ultimately lost the consolation game to Fayette Saturday, 56-33.

"In this game and our first game of the tourney against New Franklin, we were out-sized in the post by quite a bit," Jamestown Coach E.H. Hirschvogel said. "We have to do a better job of giving opposing team's guards more pressure."

Mickayla Strother led Jamestown with 13 points, followed by Alli Muri with seven.

Previously in the tourney, Jamestown lost 51-33 to New Franklin in the opening round. Muri led the Lady Eagles with 12 points, followed by Strother with 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Lady Eagles then faced Pilot Grove, where Jamestown captured a 53-26 win. Jamestown outsocred Pilot Grove 15-5 in the first quarter, 16-1 in the second and 13-10 in the third. The Lady Tigers managed 10 points to Jamstown's nine in the fourth quarter, but Jamestown still came away with the win.

"We played excellent defense," Hirschvogel said. "The girls really battled. We need to improve our free throw percentage, but overall this was a quality win against a good Pilot Grove team."

Muri led the Lady Eagles with 20 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Mackenzie Strother followed with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Lexi Muri added 11 points, and Mickayla Strother had seven points, seven rebounds and nine assists.

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