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Ellinwood Edges Lady Broncos in Semis

RHS BasketballThe Russell girls gave state-ranked Ellinwood all they could handle, but it was not enough as they fell to the Lady Eagles 45-39 in the semifinals of the Hoisington Winter Jam on Friday, January 24 at the Hoisington Activities Center.

The Lady Broncos led 12-10 after one quarter, but Ellinwood (10-1) came back to grab a 24-18 lead at halftime. The Lady Eagles led 36-35 after three quarters and held off Russell down the stretch, allowing only two made field goals in the final stanza.

Janna Schulte led Russell with 18 points and 11 boards. Rachel Doll and Sophie Hayes each scored 12 points for Ellinwood.

The Lady Broncos fall to 7-5 on the season.

Russell will play in the third place game of the Hoisington Winter Jam on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM against Hoisington. You can listen to it on Classic Hits 95.9 and KRSL.com.

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