Game 2: Danville vs. Shelby Valley, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

Game 2: Danville vs. Shelby Valley, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday


Game 2: Danville vs. Shelby Valley, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday




Judie Mason.* Coach:

First trip.Last trip to state:

Not only are the Lady Admirals making their first trip to the Sweet 16, it’s the first year they’ve ever won a game in the regional tournament. Danville reached the finals of the All A Classic and coach Judie Mason said that was the turning point. “We kept it rolling after the All A,” she said.What to look for:

The Lady Admirals have three players averaging double figures, twins Essence Gray (18.7) annd Laken Gray (12) and Cameron McPherson (16).Key player:

Mason will be taking her second team to the Sweet 16. In 1998, she guided Somerset to the state tournament. “When we started this six years ago, we started from the ground level. When you’ve build something for six years, you don’t want to surrender it.”Coach-speak:


22-Essence Grey

5-5, Sr., 18.7 ppg, 8 apg

23-Laken Grey

5-6, Sr.,12 ppg, 9 rpg

12-Cameron McPherson

5-5, Jr., 16 ppg

14-Ne Ne Chenault

5-4, Jr., 7 ppg, 9 rpg

20-Alyvia Walker

5-4, Fr., 6 ppg, 4 apg

Top reserves

3-Novie Walker

5-1, Fr., 3 ppg

32-Kennedy Walker

5-8, Fr., 2 ppg



Rodney Rowe.Coach:

2013 (lost to Anderson County 65-23 in quarterfinals).Last trip to State:

Shelby Valley likes run on occasion but doesn’t want to get into a track meet with the quick Lady Admirals. “We don’t want to put up quick shots,” Rowe said. “They (the Lady Admirals) are quick and athletic. It will be a difficult opponent.”What to look for:

The Lady Kats have plenty of balance, featuring just one player who scores in double figures. That one player is Taylor Rowe, the coach’s daughter, a guard who is averaging more than 12 points a game.Key player:

This is Rowe’s second straight year taking Shelby Valley to the girls’ Sweet 16. He also took two Shelby Valley teams to the boys’ state tournament. “I don’t coach them any differently,” he said. “I coach them the same way.”Coach-speak:


2-Taylor Rowe

5-4, Jr., 12.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg

24-Savannah Honaker

5-8, Jr., 7.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg

14-Rachel Smith

5-5, Sr., 8.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg

10-Courtney Wright

4-9, Sr., 6.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg

3-Lakyn Mullins

5-7, So., 9.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg

Key reserves

12-Sydney Jones

5-5, Jr., 4.7 ppg, 1.5 rpg

42-Destiny Anderson

5-7, So., 4.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg

4-Lindsay Proffitt

5-6, Sr., 5.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg


School W-L Nickname Location Region Enrollment Litrating Sweet 16
DANVILLE 23-7 Lady Admirals Danville 12th 500 90.2 1st
SHELBY VALLEY 24-6 Lady Kats Pikeville 15th 563 81.9 3rd (1-2)


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