Harrod leads Spalding

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Girls' Basketball

By The Staff

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East graduate Kelly Harrod had the golden touch for the Spalding Lady Golden Eagles this past season, leading coach Charlie Just’s team to a 13-14 record and a sixth-place finish in the USCAA National Tournament in Pennsylvania.

    Harrod led the Lady Golden Eagles in scoring (13.1), rebounding (7.8), assists (3.0) and steals (1.6).

    At the end of the season, Harrod was named All-Conference and then after the national tournament in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, she was named first team All-American.

    “Kelly had a great year for us,” Just said of his leader. “That fact that she led us in scoring, rebounding and assists is Impressive, but her contributions to our team go well beyond that. She was a leader on and off of the floor.

    “She not only showed great consistency from game-to-game, but gave that same effort in practice every day,” the coach said. “I am really happy that other coaches  recognized her contributions.”

    Harrod is an elementary education major. She is the daughter of Darrell and Sandy Harrod.

    A year ago, Spalding had four Bullitt County players on its roster, but with graduations and transfers, that number dwindled to two this year as Bullitt East graduate Leah Wright was also on the team.

    With a 13-12 mark heading to the national tournament, Spalding recorded its first back-to-back regular season winning records in the program’s history.

    The team had just one senior this season.