Edmonson Falls To Larue 62-45
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The Lady Cats struggled to make shots early tonight while Larue County found it hard to miss. The Lady Cougars shot nearly 60% from the field in the first half, putting the Lady Cats in a deficit they couldn't overcome.
Edmonson County shot only 26% from the field during the first half, which included only 1-16 from the three-point line.
Larue County also outrebounded Edmonson 31-28 and both teams were equal in turnovers with 12 each.
Edmonson trailed 19-9 after one quarter and 33-20 at the half. Despite a couple of Lady Cat runs in the third, Larue was efficient in the paint and took advantage of second-chance points.
Katie Lindsey's 24-point performance wasn't enough to dig out of the hole they faced early; however, despite the loss, the Lady Cat seniors were honored before the game for senior night, which included Lindsey, Macie McCombs, and Shea VanMeter.
Lily Jayne Vincent added 7 points and 5 rebounds, Macie McCombs had 6 points, Hallie Cassady had 6 points and 8 rebounds, and Jaedlyn Simon had 2 points and 10 rebounds.
Coach Weaver discussed the loss after the game.
"I've been around this game for a long time and the old saying is if you lose your legs before the district tournament, you're done, and I just hope and pray that's not the case right now," he said. "But it sure looks that way and we've got four games next week and three or four the next week so I'm really concerned about that."
Weaver said the focus now would be on Monday night's game at home against Butler County that will determine the top seed for the District 12 tournament. He said the plan was for the team to get some rest on Saturday and then prepare for the Lady Bears. He then discussed the three seniors on the team honored tonight for senior night, and began with Katie Lindsey.
"The ball is in her hand. Good or bad, it's in her hand. I've had a hard time in three years finding someone else to go get that ball and give her a break. I can never give her a break. She never comes out, God bless her. She's meant so much to this program over the last three years."
He then discussed Macie McCombs.
"Macie's been our best three-point shooter, this is the third year and she's hit some really big shots in tournaments and the district," he said. "Katie's more of a quiet leader but Macie's a verbal one."
Finally, he talked about Shea VanMeter.
"She didn't play much last year but she's provided some shooting for us and the thing about Shea that I'd never dreamt of, she's like our second or third leading rebounder at her size, and that's guts right there."
The Lady Cats are now 4-8 on the season and are scheduled to play Butler County at home Monday night in a JV/V game with JV tip set for 6PM, varsity will begin immediately after.
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Three senior Lady Cats were honored with their families tonight at ECHS for 2021 senior night, just before the game against Larue County.
Katie Lindsey, Shea VanMeter, and Macie McCombs were recognized at center court for their contributions to Lady Cat Basketball over their careers.
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After a solid first quarter, the Wildcats struggled to answer Logan County's hot shooting and was unable to dig themselves out of a hole on the road last night in a 59-45 loss.
Logan County's Blake Wood, (20 points), connected on 6 of 10 three-pointers, all in the first half, which allowed the Cougars to establish and keep a lead for this game. Logan's leading scorer, Anthony Woodward, (24ppg) put up 29 points against the Cats. The duo scored all but 10 of the Cougars points last night.
The highly charged game, which saw double technical fouls and multiple player separations from officials, was the second-lowest scoring total of the season for the Wildcats as they struggled on the offensive end early.
Trace Taylor led the Cats in scoring with 11 points while adding 4 rebounds. Chaz Wilson had 10 points and pulled 14 rebounds. Daniel Woosley added 6 points and 6 rebounds, and Lane Lindsey had 6 points and 4 rebounds. Isaiah Johnson had 4 points, Dylan Lindsey and Tyler Anderson added 3 points each, and Gavin Rose added 2 points.
Edmonson County shot 35% from the field and only 42% from the free throw line. They were outrebounded by Logan County 36-34. The Wildcats are now 6-8 on the season and will travel to the Owensboro Sportscenter on Monday to take on Ohio County at 7:30PM.
Edmonson Falls 44-43
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It was a tough night for the Lady Cats as they took on Logan County on the road last night.
The Lady Cats were looking to bounce back from a close loss to South Warren on the road earlier this week, but the Lady Cougars, with a 1-17 record, would prove to be hungry for their second win of the season on their senior night.
Edmonson County struggled in transition, which allowed several easy buckets for the Lady Cougars. Early hot three-point shooting allowed Logan County to take a 18-12 lead after one quarter. The Lady Cats were more efficient in their offense in the second and had cut their deficit to 26-23 at the half.
Logan was able to push back in the third quarter and they extended their lead to 8, which set up a very tight 4th quarter where the Lady Cats went on a 9-1 run to tie the score at 39. Paige Wolfe drove the baseline and hit a pull-up jumper to give the Lady Cats their first lead since early in the first quarter with 3:51 to go.
Hallie Cassady hit two free throws with 3:32 left to give Edmonson a 43-39 lead, but they wouldn't score again after failing to capitalize on several opportunities during the final minutes, including two shots near and at the buzzer that would've given them the win. Logan County hit key free throws in the final 30 seconds of the game that allowed them to regain the lead.
The Lady Cats were led by Katie Lindsey's 15 points and 7 rebounds. Macie McCombs added 11 points and one rebound, Lily Jayne Vincent had 6 points and 10 rebounds, Paige Wolfe added 6 points and 3 rebounds, Hallie Cassady had 3 points and 4 rebounds, and Shea VanMeter added 2 points and 3 rebounds.
Edmonson County shot 36% from the field and 63% from the free throw line. They are now 4-7 on the season and will play Larue County tonight at home for their senior night activities. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 6pm with tip off at 6:30pm.
Cats Fall To Hart County But Celebrate Milestones
Chaz Wilson, son of Erick and Michelle Wilson, was honored for scoring his 1000th point this season.
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The Wildcats were defeated by Hart County last night at ECHS 72-67, but the boys were still able to celebrate their 2021 senior night with their families. During the ceremony, senior Chaz Wilson was recognized for scoring his 1000th career point, which occurred at Glasgow on February 8th.
Wilson, who is averaging 18 points per game and is ranked 4th in the state at nearly 14 rebounds per game, was presented a special basketball commemorating the event.
In addition to Wilson, six other seniors and their families were honored during the ceremony which included Isaiah Johnson, Dylan Lindsey, Lane Lindsey, Gavin Rose, Jon Smith, and Daniel Woosley.
The Wildcats were led by Chaz Wilson's 19 points and 15 rebounds, followed by Daniel Woosley's 18 points and 4 rebounds. Gavin Rose added 13 points, Jon Smith scored 6 and pulled 5 rebounds, Jon Smith and Trace Taylor added 6 points each, Isaiah Johnson had 5 points, and Lane Lindsey added one point.
The Wildcats are now 6-7 on the season and are scheduled to travel to Logan County on Thursday for a girl/boy doubleheader with the Lady Cats scheduled for a 6pm tip.