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3A: RHS Girls Shut Down by Garden Plain

RHS BasketballThe Russell High School girls basketball team ran into a dominate defensive team from Garden Plain and lost 57-35 in the semifinals of the Class 3A State Tournament on Friday, March 8 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

The Lady Broncos shot 37% from the field and committed 19 turnovers.

Russell trailed 13-8 after one quarter and 29-17 at halftime.  The Lady Broncos scored the first points of the third quarter to get within 10, but Garden Plain answered back with a 10-0 run to go up 39-19 and never let Russell closer than 17 the rest of the way.

Madison Beagley scored 11 points to lead the Lady Broncos.  Janna Schulte followed with eight and Alex Ptacek seven.

Russell falls to 19-6 and has their six-game win streak snapped.

The Lady Broncos try to finish their season on a high note on Saturday as they take on Hillsboro (22-3) in the third place game at noon.  Hillsboro fell to top-seeded Burlington 55-45 in the semifinals.  We'll have the game on Classic Hits 95.9 and here on krsl.com.  Pregame coverage begins at 11:40am.

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