Darren Doyle, story: Madison Doyle, photos:
It was not an easy night for the Edmonson County Wildcats as they faced a very talented Central Hardin Bruin team at ECHS tonight.
Central Hardin hit 14 three-pointers tonight while the Wildcats turned the ball over 23 times. While the Cats had four members in double figures, it wasn't enough as the Bruins simply had too much firepower for Edmonson County.
The Wildcats got off to a decent start as they did a good job matching the intensity of the Bruins early, trailing 23-19 after one. The Wildcats tied the score at 26 early in the second but a 10-0 run from the Bruins rattled the Cats into a couple of timeouts. Central Hardin's 1-3-1 defense caused plenty of problems for Edmonson County and the Bruins capitalized on the offensive end. They took a 42-33 lead into the locker room at the break with the help of 8 made three-pointers.
The Bruins continued their run of three-pointers in the second half, adding six more to take a solid 74-52 lead after three. Central Hardin cruised in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats struggled to keep up the pace with the Bruins and the Cats fell 86-62.
Leading the way for the Cats was Braden Wall with 11 points and 5 rebounds, Trace Taylor added 11 points and 4 rebounds, and Evan Stice scored 11 points. Cole Saling had 10 points off the bench, Tyler Anderson had 9 points, Braxton Highbaugh had 5 points and 7 assists, and Zander Bass scored 2 points.
Edmonson County is 10-10 on the season and will take on Grayson County on the road Friday night in a G/B doubleheader starting at 6PM.