By LARRY VAUGHT
Mercer County senior Lexy Lake has a chance to earn a spot in the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship at the Final Four in Houston but she needs your help.
She is one of 16 girls vying for the final spot in the 3-point contest.
The bracket-style contest voting started today and the first round voting runs through Feb. 20. Weekly winners advance to the next round and win four votes to get a chance to go to the Final Four to compete.
You can vote as many times per day as you want for Lake, but you can only only vote once per day on the same device. But you can use a laptop, work computer, cellphone, friends’ phones, etc., to vote more than once per day for Lake.
To vote go to www.amfam.com/fanvote or HighSchoolSlam.com will take you to the website to vote. You will need to click on Lake’s photo and cast your vote for her. She is matched against McKenna Baker of Bethesda Christian High School in Brownsburg, Ind., and I know Kentucky high school basketball fans don’t want to see her go down against an Indiana high school player.
“Thanks to all for supporting my gal in this huge honor,” Nikki Lake, Lexy’s mom, said. “It’s so awesome to see her being recognized on the national level for her talent.”
Lake has scored over 1,000 points in her Mercer career and was a starter on last year’s state championship team. She has signed to play at Campbellsville University along with her twin sister, Faith. Both sisters turned down several Division I offers.
Mercer County coach Chris Souder knows how special Lake is shooting the 3-point shot and hopes fans will help her get to Houston.
“She’s a great gal and has done so much for our team,” Souder said. “This is a tremendous opportunity for her and I hope basketball fans in Kentucky will help her out.”