By LARRY VAUGHT
Mercer County senior Lexy Lake has helped the Titans win a lot of games the last four years and will hope to do the same thing again Wednesday night against Murray in the state tournament at Northern Kentucky University.
However, there’s also another contest involving Lake where she has no control over the outcome. She’s a semifinalist of a contest to get a spot in the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship at the Final Four in Houston.
She easily won her first two matchup in the 16-player bracket but has less than .10 of a point lead over Macee Surge of Lake Nona High School in Orlando, Fla., in the semifinals. Voting at highschoolslam.com ends Thursday at 1 p.m.
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.
Surge has rode the support of the FOX-TV outlet in Orlando to stay with Lake, who has a 4.0 grade-point average. The TV station has had Surge in studio to talk about the contest and been active on social media supporting her. Obviously, the Orlando market is much larger than the central Kentucky market, so Lake needs plenty of votes in the next 36 hours or so to be able to advance to the final.
Lake has scored over 1,200 points in her Mercer career and is a 42 percent shooter from 3-point range. She has signed to play at Campbellsville University along with her twin sister, Faith. Both sisters turned down several Division I offers.