Edmonson County Wins 68-46
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A strong start from the Lady Cats set the tone in round one of the All A Region 3 Classic in Whitesville on Thursday evening as Edmonson County defeated the Lady Raiders 68-46.
Led by senior Chanley Logsdon's 22 points and Madison Harrison's 13 rebounds, the Lady Cats ended the first quarter leading 19-9. They stamped out a near carbon copy in quarter two to take a 40-18 lead at the half.
Prior to game start, Coach Bart Weaver was concerned with the health of their leading scorer and rebounder Lauren Ballance, who suffered a strained hamstring on Tuesday against Logan County. She was cleared to play with a brace, but Weaver knew she wouldn't be at 100%.
"I challenged the team to step up. I told them that somebody has pick up the slack," Weaver said. "Lauren still got out there and put forth the effort as always, but it's really big when our girls step up the way they did tonight."
So who stepped up? According to the stat sheet, everyone did. Logsdon burned the nets once again with a five, 3-pointer night and a perfect 3-3 from the line. She also finished with 4 rebounds. Harrison added 5 points, but her 13 rebound performance is the second double-figure rebounding performance in three games. She also notched 3 blocked shots.
Katie Lindsey put up 16 points and dished 4 assists, Ballance added 6 points and two rebounds (4-4 from the line), Mia Goad scored 10 with 4 assists, Emma Vincent had 4 points and 5 rebounds, Maci McCombs added 3 points and 4 rebounds, and Josi Morrison added 2 points.
Edmonson County shot 50% from the field and blistered 66% from behind the arc. They also had a season-low 6 turnovers.
They advance to round 2 of the All A Region 3 Classic, which is scheduled at Hancock County, Saturday, January 12th for a 5pm tip, where they will take on Frederick Fraize (Cloverport). You can watch the live video stream on both EdmonsonVoice.com and the Edmonson Voice Facebook Page. The audio broadcast will be available on the site as well.
The Lady Cats are now 11-6 on the season.