LEXINGTON — Junior guard Kennedi Stacy led the Transylvania University women’s basketball team to its fourth straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) championship.
A Magoffin County High School graduate, Stacy scored 24 points to pace Transylvania in an 81-51 win over Anderson in the HCAC championship game on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Stacy netted 21 points for Transylvania in the first half of the conference championship matchup. The Pioneers led 50-17 at halftime and remained in control throughout the second half.
Stacy has been named to the All-HCAC First Team. At the time she earned the conference honor in late-February, Stacy was the Pioneers’ second-leading scorer, averaging 13.1 points per game. She also was the second-leading rebounder on the team, pulling down 6.3 rebounds per game. Among the top defensive players for Transylvania, Stacy continues to average around two steals per game.
A former standout for Magoffin County High School, Stacy scored over 1,500 points and claimed over 500 rebounds during her prep career. As a senior at Magoffin County during the 2018-19 girls’ high school basketball season, Stacy scored 658 points, pulled down 355 rebounds, dealt out 93 assists and recorded 133 steals. She scored a career-high 41 points in a game at Robertson County during her senior season with the Magoffin County hoops program.
Undefeated, Transylvania is 24-0 in the 2021-22 women’s college basketball season. The Pioneers are preparing to compete in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament. Transylvania is slated to face Washington & Jefferson in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 4.