Edmonson County Falls To Green County, 61-45
Darren Doyle, story: Alyssa Doyle, photos:
The Lady Dragons of Green County soon forgot about the solid first quarter they faced from the Lady Cats as a big run in the second was enough to keep Edmonson County playing catchup for the rest of the night.
Edmonson's girls came out with a good start; something that's plagued them throughout the season, as they shot well and crashed the boards. Hallie Cassady gave the Lady Cats a 16-14 lead with 4 seconds remaining in the quarter when a controversial call put Green County at the line for three free throws. Edmonson's Jaedlyn Simon fouled Green County's Kylie Jackson at half court with 0.1 seconds on the clock. The foul appeared to be on the floor but Jackson tossed the ball up after the foul, and she was awarded three free throws, hitting all of them for a 17-16 lead.
While down 17-16 after one, the Lady Cats kept it up at the start of the second and took a 26-21 lead with four minutes to go in the half; however, during that 4-minute stretch, Green County went on a 14-3 run and took a 35-28 halftime lead. Edmonson County trailed for the remainder of the contest; most of the time in double digits.
Green County remained in control during the second half and the Lady Cats were unable to mount a comeback.
Despite a sore thumb on her shooting hand, Macie McCombs led the Lady Cats in scoring with 11 points and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Katie Lindsey, who was also recognized after the game for scoring her career 1000th point earlier in the week in a win against Warren Central, added 8 points and 8 assists, Shea VanMeter had 7 points and 6 rebounds, Lily Jayne Vincent had 5 points and 7 rebounds, Hallie Cassady had 4 points, Jaedlyn Simon had 4 points, and Paige Wolfe and Leah Ballance added 3 points each.
The Lady Cats are now 5-11 on the season and have the final three regular season games scheduled for next week: Monday at Glasgow, Tuesday at home against Campbellsville, and Friday at home against Muhlenburg County.
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