The Russell County Lady Lakers opened their 2011-2012 season by splitting a couple of games in the Bankers Classic held at Laker gym. The Lakers won on Friday night, defeating Knox Central 60 to 43 in a game that was never in doubt. The Lady Lakers led by double figures at halftime and cruised to the victory. The Lady Lakers came back on Saturday to play Garrard County and lost that one in a close game, 34 to 33. The Lady Lakers led only 14 to 10 at halftime, the game was tied at the end of the third quarter, and held a four point lead with less than two minutes but could not hold on, Garrard County getting the win. Coach Craig Pippen’s team will be on the road Monday night at McCreary Central.