Lady Titans victorious in Florida; Robins named MVP

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff
sports@harrodsburgherald.com

The Mercer County Lady Titans pose with their Naples Holiday Shootout championship trophy last week. The Lady Titans have won 13 games in a row following their season opening loss to Riverdale (TN). (Photo Submitted)

The Lady Titans just keep on winning. After being crowned  Queens of the Commonwealth before Christmas, they took their talents to Florida and swept through the competition there, finishing 4-0 with senior Seygan Robins being named MVP of the Naples Holiday Shooutout. Here is a short recap of their games.

vs. Westlake (GA)

(12/30/17)

In the championship game against Westlake High School (11-0), the Lady Titans (12-1) showed why they are nationally ranked, defeating them 77-73, on their way to another mid-season championship.

Robins, the tournament MVP, scored a team-high 28 points to lead her team to victory. Senior Emmy Souder added 19 and senior Lexy Lake added 17 to round out the double-digit scoring for Mercer. They made 11 of 22 three-pointers, good for 50-percent from the arc.

It is hard to beat a team that consistently scorches the nets like the Lady Titans do day-in and day-out. Mercer also made 26 of 32 free throws, good for 81-percent.

Lady Titans scoring: Robins 28, Souder 19, L. Lake 17, F. Lake 5, Davis 4, Lewis 2, McCombs 2.

vs. Cardinal Gibbons (FL)

(12/29/17)

In their second game of the day, the Lady Titans (11-1) faced off against Cardinal Gibbons High School (7-4), and came out on top 69-47.

Faith Lake led the Lady Titans in scoring, with 13 points, and had a lot of help from her teammates. Sophomore Channing Lewis scored 10 points off the bench. Lewis is a very important player for Mercer. She has shown she can consistently come in the game and lead the team, whether its setting teammates up or scoring herself.

Contributions came from up and down the lineup. Junior Toni McCombs had 9 points, Souder had 8 and sophomore Calicia Smith had 7 points.

The Lady Titans were 10 of 30 from the arc for 33-percent and were 15 of 22 from the charity stripe for 68-percent.

Lady Titans scoring: F. Lake 13, Lewis 10, McCombs 9, Souder 8, Smith 7, L. Lake 6, Robins 6, Preston 5, Davis 4, Z. Yeast 1.

Recap from the first two games of the Naples Holiday Shootout is in this week’s edition of the Herald.

For more, check out this week’s issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.

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