Sacred Heart’s Kristen Clemons had 15 points and 15 rebounds against the Louisville Christian Academy in the Valkyries’ 62-59 victory. February 7, 2020.
(Photo: Matt Stone / Courier Journal)
Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s Seventh Region Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game:
Who: Sacré-Coeur (31-2) against Christian Academy (24-7)
When: Noon, Saturday
Or: Valley High School
Tickets: $ 8
Live updates on Twitter: Follow @kyhighs
Last regional title: Sacré-Coeur (2017), Christian Academy (2009)
Current win streak: Sacré-Coeur (four), Christian Academy (five)
Rating violation: Sacred Heart (69.2 ppg), Christian Academy (59.0 ppg)
Defense of rating: Sacred Heart (46.2 ppg), Christian Academy (44.4 ppg)
Regular season meeting: Host Sacred Heart won 62-59 on February 7.
Coaches: Donna Moir du Sacré-Coeur (675-256 in 29th year); Cameron Pridemore of the Christian Academy (24-7 in first year)
Probable entries of the Sacred Heart: Callie Birk (5-9 years, senior., 2.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg); Triniti Ralston (5-6, freshman, 9.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg); Erin Toller (5-5 years, senior, 16.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, signatory from Kentucky); Kristen Clemons (6-0, senior, 12.9 points per game, 9.4 rpg, signatory of Belmont volleyball); Josie Gilvin (5-10, second year student, 5.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg).
Probable entries from the Christian Academy: Shelby Calhoun (5-10 years old, senior, 16.9 points per game, 13.3 rpg, signatory Virginia Tech); Alexa Breedlove (5-9, junior, 4.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg); Mia Beam (5-8 years, senior, 12.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, signatory Cornell); Jaya McClure (5-6, sophomore, 11.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg); Abigail Embry (5-6, second year student, 3.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg).
Sacred Heart Post Season Road: Beat Waggener 88-27 in the 27th district semi-finals; defeated Atherton 92-21 in the 27th district final; defeated men 71-53 in the quarterfinals of the seventh region; beat manual 57-38 in the semifinals of the seventh region.
Post-season route of the Christian Academy: Defeat Ballard 64-32 in the final of the 28th district; defeated Central 67-59 in the quarterfinals of the seventh region; defeated the Assumption 57-44 in the semi-final of the seventh region.
Notes: Callie Birk joined the Sacré Coeur starting line-up when goalkeeper Destinee Marshall was released on February 21 after being injured in the hand in a car accident. Marshall, a Radford signatory who averaged 13.4 points per game, is absent from the playoffs. … CAL will be deprived of junior goalkeeper Sydney Raque (8.7 points per game, 3.2 tpg) after suffering a concussion in the first quarter of Monday’s regional quarter-final victory against Central. … Both teams were ranked among the top 10 in the state in the last Associated Press poll of the season, the Valkyries at # 2 and the Centurions at # 8.… The region’s seventh champion will face the 13th champion from the region (Clay County, South Laurel, North Laurel or Bell County) during the first round of the Mingua Beef Jerky / KHSAA Sweet 16 at noon Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
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