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All-Freshman honoree Stacy on verge of breakout season

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Kennedi Stacy is headed into her sophomore campaign with the Transylvania University women's basketball program.  
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LEXINGTON - After being named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team, Magoffin County High School graduate Kennedi Stacy is poised to deliver in a breakout season.

Among the top players in the history of the Magoffin County High School girls' basketball program, Stacy will return as one of Transylvania's key performers in the 2020-21 hoops season. 

Stacy excelled for Transylvania University during the 2019-20 women's college basketball season, finishing fifth on the team in scoring with a 7.2 points per game average. As a freshman, Stacy appeared in all 27 games for the Pioneers, making 11 starts. The freshman from Salyersville averaged 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Stacy excelled as both a scorer and a rebounder, finishing fourth on her team in rebounds. She was second in rebounding among guards.

Stacy netted double digits eight times and scored a career-high 21 points against Bluffton on February 29 in the HCAC Women's Basketball Tournament Semifinals. The former Magoffin County standout finished 4-of-5 from 3-point range and was 7-for-10 overall in the matchup versus Bluffton. 

Stacy claimed a career-high nine rebounds at Franklin on January 8.

Transylvania ended the 2019-20 season 25-3 following a loss to Randolph-Macon in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. Under head coach Juli Fulks, Transylvania reeled off 19 straight wins. Perennial title contender Transylvania stretched its conference winning streak to 33 straight wins.

Stacy scored over 1,500 points and pulled down 500-plus rebounds during her prep career with the Magoffin County girls' basketball program. The productive Stacy, who earned numerous honors during her prep career, tallied 658 points, 355 rebounds, 93 assists and 133 steals as a high school senior. She shot 36.3 percent from the field and 68.5 from the free throw line during her senior season. Stacy scored a career-high 41 points in a game at Robertson County.

Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Stacy and her teammates will open preseason practice for the 2020-21 hoops campaign in the fall. 

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