Lady Cats Win 67-54, Wildcats Fall 59-47
Darren Doyle, story: Alyssa Doyle, photos:
Edmonson County's basketball teams split a girl/boy doubleheader against District 12 opponent Butler County tonight at ECHS. The Lady Cats defeated the Lady Bears 67-54 but the Wildcats fell 59-47.
The Lady Cats were paced by junior point guard Katie Lindsey, who had 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists. The girls had a solid start and shot the ball extremely well, connecting on 53% from the field and 60% behind the three-point line.
They out-rebounded the Lady Bears 31-21 and shot better from the free throw line (69%) than they had in most games all season.
Madison Harrison notched another double-double on the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Emma Rose Vincent saw early foul trouble and had to sit much of the first half; however, she bounced back in a big way in the second half and put up 12 points along with 8 rebounds.
Lauren Ballance had 9 points and 3 rebounds, Macie McCombs had 8 points and 4 rebounds, and Lily Jayne Vincent had 2 points and 4 rebounds.
Edmonson County improved to 14-8 on the season and are now 4-1 in District 12 play.
The regular scheduled games against Daviess County has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb 8th at 3pm and the Hart County game originally set for Tuesday, February 4th has been rescheduled for Monday, February 17th at 5:30pm.
In between games, Edmonson County Superintendent of Schools Patrick Waddell was honored for his 27 years of service in education, with the last 16 years as superintendent in EC. It's the longest tenure as the head of the school district in Edmonson County. Waddell was presented a plaque from ECHS Principal Brian Alexander as he was given a standing ovation.
The Wildcats struggled against Butler County tonight as the Bears bested them on the boards 27-19. While Dalton Decker's 25 point performance was impressive, not much more offense was generated by the rest of the team in the 59-47 loss.
Edmonson County looked strong early and had tied Butler County 26-26 at the half, but a huge third quarter doomed the Wildcats as the Bears went on a 15-0 run and outscored the Cats 19-6 in the quarter.
In addition to Decker, Mason Pierce added 6, Chaz Wilson had 5, Gavin Rose had 3, and Eli Booker, Daniel Woosley, Jon Smith, and Trent Taylor each added two points each.
Edmonson's boys are now 9-11 on the season and 2-3 in district play. They are scheduled to take on Grayson County on February 10th at home in a girl/boy doubleheader.