Coach Eric Gorham's team went 2-3 in the tournament. They came close to winning the Silver Division but let it slip away.
In pool play the Lady Panthers were beaten soundly by eventual Gold Division champion Clarksville Rossview before losing close to Christian County. In their third pool match, they beat Hopkins County Central.
In the tournament, RHS reached the finals by beating Clarksville Kenwood. Then in a split-game finals, the Lady Cougars lost to host Trigg County. "We won the first game and had a 22-17 lead in the second before losing it," Gorham remembers. "Then in the third game, you only go to 21 and we were ahead 17-10, only to lose."
Russellville was without four players, some of whom play a lot. Others took up the slack, however. Shonice Dandridge and Brooklyn Humphries both saw a lot more playing time than usual, and Anna Barber got eighth digs in her first extended varsity action.
Senior Terricka Quarles was named all-tournament.
Russellville ran its record to 11-9 later in the week.
Gorham says that sophomore Hannah Porter, a former Lewisburg Middle School athlete who transferred to RHS from Louisville Fern Creek recently, will soon be eligible tp play.