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A hot start was short lived for the Lady Cats in their season opener against Breckinridge County last night as they fell 61-38 on the road on Tuesday night. Edmonson County jumped out to a 9-0 start but a second quarter adjustment by the Lady Tigers turned things around in a hurry. An 11-5 first quarter lead turned into a 24-15 deficit for the Lady Cats at the half.
Full court pressure from Breckinridge County caused not only turnovers for Edmonson, but a total disruption of the Lady Cat offense. Breckinridge's 6 foot Kayla Young was also intimidating in the post. No one from Edmonson County landed in double figures in the loss.
Led by both Emma Rose Vincent and Lauren Ballance with 8 points each, the Lady Cats struggled offensively in the low-scoring affair. Chanley Logsdon added 7 points, Madison Harrison had 6, Katie Lindsey added 6 points, and Mia Goad scored 3.
"I was proud of how our kids came out. They were ready to play and I'm sure we were overlooked a little bit by Breckinridge with them being ranked the second team in the region," said Head Coach Bart Weaver. "We did a good job early, but when you make turnovers against a good team, it seems like it's magnified. Turnovers are always bad, but it's worse against a good time. We still have girls that are not looking to score. I know in the past some have not had to score, but we have to be more aggressive and look to the basket."
Edmonson County will take on Warren East Friday night at home at 6pm in the first game of a girl/boy doubleheader.