by Shawn McCombs
The day before Thanksgiving break, ECMS hosted conference rival Grayson County at home. Coach Tom Vincent's seventh-grade Lady Cats came out playing strong and never trailed, winning 26-14. Katie Lindsey and Macie McCombs both had 10 points in the win.
Coach Tyra Ballance and the 8th grade Lady Cats came prepared to play Grayson County, knowing they let the last match up slip away against the undefeated Lady Cougars. The Lady Cats opened up very strongly on offense, outscoring the Lady Cougars 8-2 in the 1st quarter, but Grayson County wouldn't be held down as they battled back, holding EC to just two points in the 2nd, as they came within 2 at the half with the Lady Cats leading 10-8.
A big defensive 3rd quarter for the Lady Cats would be the difference in this game as they held Grayson County to only 4 points and limited their perimeter shooters from good looks at the basket. The Lady Cats played an all around solid game to hand GCMS their first loss of the year 29-21.
ECMS was led in scoring by 7th grader Katie Lindsey with 9 points, while Emma Rose Vincent finished with 7 points. The girls have two regular season games remaining, tonight (Monday) November 30 at home against Barren County, and Dec 1st on the road against Drakes Creek.
ECMS will be the host of the GRVC conference tournament this year, Dec 4-Dec 10. ECMS 8th grade are the reigning back to back conference champions and will be going for a three-peat in just under a week.
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