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Basketball season continues for Golden Tigers with busy week of games

The Russellville High School varsity basketball teams faced a challenging week on the court last week. The Golden Tigers had contests versus teams that showed both squads some areas in which they can improve.

GIRLS

Jasper 60, Russellville 23
The Lady Golden Tigers visited Jasper Dec. 11 and fell to the 5A Lady Vikings. Aleah Bonman lead RHS in scoring nine points. Jemma Moore scored six, followed by Jacey Moore and Laila Hill with three points apiece. Alexia Groce and Avery Watts added one point each. Russellville starting point guard Ella Copeland missed the game due to sickness.

Florence 70, Russellville 61
Florence visited Russellville Dec. 12 and the 7A Falcons overcame a 35-31 halftime deficit to get the win. RHS was again without Copeland who missed her second consecutive game.
Avery Watts and Jacey Moore each had 17 points for Russellville. Jemma Moore and Laila Hill added seven each. Eighth-grader Sadie Odom saw her first varsity action and had six points. Alexia Groce finished with five and Aleah Bonman scored two points.

Russellville 48, Belgreen 42
Russellville went to Belgreen Dec. 15 and got the win over the Lady Bulldogs in a close battle. RHS improved to 5-5 on the season with the victory over their rivals from Franklin County.
Jacey Moore led the Lady Tigers with 17 points, and Ella Copeland scored 16 in her return to action. Avery Watts and Jemma Moore had six points apiece, Desiree Medina scored two and Laila Hill added one.

BOYS

Jasper 69, Russellville 50
The Vikings handed the RHS boys their first loss of the season on Dec. 11. Jasper led 38-22 at the half and 53-29 after three quarters.
EJ King led Russellville with 15 points, and Amir Williams followed closely with 14. Rylan Pratt scored six, Malachi Duncan had five, KJ Murray four, Gavin Hyde three, Mike Young two and Jah Williams scored one.

Florence 71, Russellville 66
Russellville fell for the second-straight night as the Falcons overcame a 12-point deficit heading into the game’s final quarter to get the road win.
EJ King again led RHS in scoring, this time with 20 points. Amir Williams and Bralynn Vincent had 11 each, and they were followed by Malachi Duncan with nine. Mike Young and Jah Williams added five apiece, Gavin Hyde scored three and KJ Murray had two points.

Austin 73, Russellville 52
The Golden Tigers went to Austin High School in Decatur on Dec. 15 to open the two-day Pepsi Classic. RHS dropped their third-straight contest as the 7A Austin team continued their hot start to the season.

Russellville 74, Tanner 60
RHS got back on the winning track with a victory over 2A Tanner to finish play in the Pepsi Classic at Austin High. The Golden Tigers stayed sharp throughout the contest and improved to 4-3 on the season with the win.

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