Tackett’s Body Shop Shootout features top talent

Published 4:33 am Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jim Walker



Tackett’s Body Shop can take the day off. This schedule doesn’t need any repair work.

Some of the top girls’ basketball teams and talent will collide on Saturday as Ironton hosts the Tackett’s Body Shop Shootout.

Four local teams will be a part of the five-game lineup that features some of the top girls’ basketball talent in the tri-state area and beyond.

South Point and Oak Hill will tip-off the action at 1 p.m.

The St. Joseph Female Flyers (13-5) face Greenup County at 2:45 followed by Fairland (15-3) and South Webster at 4:30.

Ashland, Ky., will play Centerville — the only team from out of the area — at 6:15 p.m. and then the host Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers (12-5) take on Lewis County, Ky., at 8 p.m.

Here is a look at some of the visiting teams from outside of Lawrence County:

Lewis County (15-5): Savannah Anderson 17 ppg., 13 rpg., offered by several NCAA D-II schools; Emily Fry 9 ppg., 8 apg.

Greenup County (9-11): Micah Leslie 14 ppg.; Haley Valandingham 13 ppg; Kate Campbell 9 ppg; Jordan Moore 9 ppg.

South Webster (16-1): D-I prospect Kacie Hall, a junior, averages 17 ppg; junior Cheyenne Weakley averages 9.5 ppg; junior Kimber Johnson averages 7.2 ppg; freshman Ellie Jo Johnson averages 11.6 ppg

Ashland (18-5): return 4 starters from Final Four team; Alexis Robinson xx ppg., to play at Colorado, Ms. Basketball candidate; Mykasa Robinson, Alexis’ younger sister; being recruited by several schools including Louisville; Hale-Sue Foutch, Sweet 16 all-tournament team; Shelby Gransberry 26 points in a state tournament game; looking for a 4th state tournament trip.

Centerville (14-3): Division I school. Currently 7-0 in the Great Western Ohio Conference. Shannon Coffee 6-5 senior signed with Stanford, 20.3 ppg, 11.3 rpg., 3.0 blocks; Victoria Harrison 120.6 ppg., 3.0 apg, 3.2 rpg., ranked among top 100 sophomores; Weston Minnich 3-point shooter, 7.6 ppg.