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RHS Girls Win Hoisington Winter Jam

RHS Girls Basketball Team Wins 2013 Hoisington Winter JamGirls: Russell 55, Ellinwood 40 (Championship Game)
Boys: Ellsworth 73, Russell 50 (7th Place Game)

The Russell girls beat Ellinwood 55-40 on Saturday, Jan. 19 to win the Hoisington Winter Jam for the second-straight year.

The Lady Broncos jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never let Ellinwood closer than 12 the rest of the way.  Russell led 21-9 after one quarter, 34-18 at halftime and 43-29 after three quarters.

Madison Beagley scored 19 points to lead the Lady Broncos.  Janna Schulte had 15 points and Savannah Huff eight.

Russell improves to 10-2 and has now won six-straight games.

The Russell boys put together their best offensive game of the season to date, but it was not enough as they lost to Ellsworth 73-50 in the seventh place game.

The Broncos trailed 28-26 late in the first half before the Bearcats went on a 17-0 run over the second and third quarters to go up 45-26.  Russell cut Ellsworth's lead to 10 early in the fourth quarter.  But the Bearcats quickly extended their lead to 15 and pulled away for their second victory over the Broncos this season.

Brandon Bachar scored 14 points and Taylor Pennington 10 to pace Russell.

The Broncos fall to 0-12 on the season.

Russell is back in action on Tuesday as they host Ellsworth.  The girls game begins at 6pm with the boys to follow around 7:30pm.  Catch both games on Classic Hits 95.9 and www.krsl.com.

Game notes... Russell's Madison Beagley and Taylor Pennington won the girls and boys free throw contests.  Beagley along with teammates Janna Schulte and Savannah Huff were each named to the all-tournament team.

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