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Lady Broncos Top Ellsworth to Win Sub-State Title

RHS Girls Basketball Team wins Norton 3A Sub-StateThe Russell High School girls basketball team is headed to state for the first time since 1974 and just the second time in school history after beating Ellsworth 55-37 in the championship game of the Norton 3A Sub-State on Saturday, March 2.

The Lady Broncos led 28-20 at halftime and 31-26 midway through the third quarter before taking control. Russell went on a 20-2 run over the third and fourth quarters to go up 51-28 and rolled to their fourth win in five games over Ellsworth (14-9) this season.

Madison Beagley scored a game-high 18 points to lead Russell.  Janna Schulte followed with 16 points.

Russell improves to 18-5 on the season.

The Lady Broncos will play Caney Valley (20-1) on Wednesday at 4:45pm in the first round of the 3A State Tournament at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.  You can listen to the game on Classic Hits 95.9 and krsl.com.

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