Darren Doyle, story
Edmonson County came home with two wins last night after the boys first defeated Fredrick Fraize High School (Cloverport) 84-62, with the Lady Cats taking care of business in large fashion with a 68-19 victory.
Wildcats 84 Cloverport 62
The boys game was yet another complete team effort with 5 different Wildcats landing in double figures. Edmonson County wasted no time in getting things started with an 18-13 lead after the first quarter and was able to stretch the lead to 40-30 at the half.
The Wildcats were able to continue to overpower the Aces in the third with a 62-43 lead going into the final quarter, and younger reserve players were able to get some playing time as they went on to win 84-62.
Austin Sowders sat out much of the second half with a sore shoulder, but it doesn't seem to be a major issue at this point.
Official stats were unavailable at press time, but WildcatsLive numbers showed ten different Wildcats going in the scorebook with Bailey Board leading the way with 18. Caleb Skaggs had 14, Hunter Buttram had 13 points and 8 rebounds, Iszic Blankenship had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and sophomore Tucker Cole scored a varsity career-high 11 points.
Sasse and Peger each had 3 points while Minton and Elmore added 2 apiece. The Wildcats are now 15-9 on the season and are looking to finish off a perfect district season as they take on Trinity at home Tuesday night.
Lady Cats 68 Cloverport 19
Yes, you read that correctly. The Lady Cats defeated Fredrick Fraize (Cloverport) by a margin of 49 points last night as the girls were led by Caitlin Simon's 19 points and 9 rebounds.
The Lady Cats had no trouble at all against the struggling Lady Aces as nine different players scored during the contest. Peyton Martin had 14, Jhonna Basil added 8, Rachael Duncan and Madelyn Taylor each had 7, Katlin Collins and Abby Alexander had 4 each, and Skylar Lewis and Tori Browning each had 2.
"We had some things we wanted to work on, but you could see Fredrick Fraize was out-manned a little bit," said Coach Kevin Jackson. "You can still get some things done offensively and defensively, and I was trying to preach defense."
The team must have had plenty of "amens" to give the sermon, because holding a team to only 19 points for an entire game will make any choir sing.
"I thought our kids did a good job tonight, our first bunch got a lot of steals, run-outs, and easy baskets off the steals," he added. "Our second bunch came in and did a good job, too. It's always good when you can relax a little and let the second bunch play a little bit. They got some good minutes tonight, and we got some scoring out of them."
The Lady Cats are now at a season-high for consecutive wins at four in a row. They look to take the momentum into next week's final district game against Trinity at home on Tuesday. The Lady Cats crushed the Lady Raiders in their earlier meeting this year by 36 points.