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3A: Lady Broncos Finish Fourth

RHS Girls Basketball Finishes 4th at 3A State TournamentThe Russell High School girls basketball team fell to Hillsboro 59-44 on Saturday, March 9 and finished fourth at the Class 3A State Tournament in Hutchinson.

The Lady Broncos trailed 11-7 after one quarter and 33-22 at halftime.  Russell cut the Lady Trojans' lead to 36-30 midway through the third quarter.  Hillsboro answered back with an 8-2 run to finish the quarter to go up 44-32 and pulled away for the 15-point victory and their third-straight third place finish at the 3A Tournament.

Madison Beagley hit three 3-pointers and finished with 20 points in her final high school game to lead Russell.  Janna Schulte had 10 points and seven rebounds.

The Lady Broncos finish one of their best seasons in school history with a 19-7 record.  The 19 wins ties the 2000-2001 team for the most wins in a single-season at RHS.  Russell also places second in the NCAA league standings and makes state for the second time in school history.

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