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Frank, Timmons, Brown named to all-tourney team
Franklin County freshman forward Malaka Frank and senior forward Raven Timmons, and Frankfort High senior point guard Shauntae Brown were named to the 11th Region all-tournament team.
Frank finished with nine points and five steals while Timmons had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the Lady Flyers’ semifinal loss to Lafayette. In their first-round win over Bryan Station, Frank scored 13 points and Timmons had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Brown recorded 18 points to lead the Lady Panthers in their first-round loss against Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Madison Central went on to defeat Lafayette 45-34 in the 11th Region Championships at McBrayer Arena at Eastern Kentucky University.
Vance Hall named to All-GLVC Team
Franklin County High School graduate Vance Hall was named to the first team of the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Team.
Hall, a junior guard, averaged 15.1 points per game for Bellarmine this season.
The Knights (22-7) are the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Division II Championship.
Bellarmine will play GLVC foe Indianapolis (20-8), the No. 6 seed, 1 p.m. Saturday. This is the fifth consecutive year the Knights have earned a bid into the national tournament.
Drury, the region’s No. 1 seed, will host the Midwest Region at its campus facility, the O’Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Mo.
Drury (25-5) defeated Bellarmine 69-62 in the semifinals of the GLVC tournament Saturday and went on to win the championship.
KSU 1981 women’s team to be honored at NAIA tourney
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Frankfort Convention Center will honor the 1981 Kentucky State University Women’s Basketball National Champions March 12 and 13.
Members of the team will be on-hand to receive honors and recognition from the organizations, as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the City of Frankfort.
The seventh-seeded Thorobrettes defeated top-seeded Texas Southern University 73-67 for the title. The 1981 team was the first women’s basketball to be awarded a national championship by a non-women’s only governing body. The National Collegiate Athletic Association initiated its first women’s championship the next season.
The team was also the first women’s basketball team from Kentucky to win a national title and the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to win the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship.
Members of the team will be honored at the NAIA Tip-Off and Awards Banquet Tuesday and at halftime of the tip-off game Wednesday.