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Lady Broncos Advance to Title Game in Hoisington

RHS BasketballGirls: Russell 52, Ellsworth 37

Madison Beagley scored 22 points and Kyleigh Kasper 10 to lead the Russell girls to a 52-37 win over Ellsworth in the semifinals of the Hoisington Winter Jam on Friday, Jan. 18.

It is Russell's second win this season over the Lady Bearcats.  The Lady Broncos beat Ellsworth 46-45 at the Morris-Stephens Classic in Russell in December.

The top-seeded Lady Broncos fell behind 7-0 early, but scored 14 straight points to lead 14-7 after one quarter and never trailed again.  Russell led 27-18 at halftime and 41-29 after three quarters.

The Lady Broncos hit 21 of 32 free throws and outscored Ellsworth 21-12 from the foul line.  Russell also nailed five 3-pointers, three by Beagley.

Russell improves to 9-2 and has won five-straight.

The Lady Broncos try to win the Hoisington Winter Jam for the second-straight year on Saturday night.  Russell takes on Ellinwood at 6:30pm at the Hoisington Activities Center.  Ellinwood beat Victoria 46-44 in overtime in the semifinals on Friday.  Catch Saturday's title game on Classic Hits 95.9 and here on

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