The Russell County Lakers improved their season record to 23-5 with a 71 to 34 over Metcalfe County in the opening round of the 16th District tournament Monday night at RCHS. The Lakers now advance to Friday night’s district championship game at 7:00 p.m. Russell County placed four players in double figures: Tyler Robertson had 19, Nick Coffey 15, Blake Aaron 12, and Brandon Bunch with 11. The Lakers will play the winner of Tuesday’s night matchup between Clinton County and Cumberland County. Tuesday night, the Lady Lakers open their district tournament play against Clinton County. That game will begin at 6 o’clock at RCHS. Hear all the action of those games on Laker Country 104.9 fm, WJRS with John Burdette, Derek Aaron and Jeff Hoover.