LEXINGTON — Junior guard Kennedi Stacy, a Magoffin County High School graduate, scored a game-high 24 points to lead Transylvania over visiting Southern Virginia 77-55 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Clive M. Beck Center on Saturday, March 5.
After notching the win over Southern Virginia, undefeated Transylvania moved to 26-0.
Stacy, who helped to lead Magoffin County on the hardwood during her high school hoops career, played 36 minutes in the Pioneers’ victory over Southern Virginia.
Transylvania led 38-24 at halftime and remained in control throughout the second half. The Pioneers outscored Southern Virginia 28-13 in the third quarter.
Finishing directly behind Stacy in scoring for Transylvania, Laken Ball, a junior forward from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, W.Va., netted 23 points.
Accompanying Stacy and Ball in double figures for the Pioneers, Madison Kellione, a junior guard from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, added 16 points.
Stacy netted 10 points in Transy’s 69-52 win over visiting Washington & Jefferson in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 4.
The Pioneers are scheduled to host the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen on Friday, March 11.