Three Lady Cats In Double Figures In The Win
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Senior Madison Harrison collected her 500th career rebound (503 total) as an Edmonson County Lady Cat tonight in a 61-53 win over Metcalfe County tonight at ECHS.
Coach Bart Weaver said good rebounders often go unnoticed because points are what keep the interest of most fans.
"I'm so proud of her," he said. "We've got three. I think Lauren (Ballance) will probably get that in a game or two, Emma Rose is about 40 away. If you can have three with 500 rebounds, well that just tells you about the character of these girls. Rebounding is because you want to. It's about desire. I'm proud of all them, but Madison--she's consistently, for the two years I've had them, she's been a beast on the boards. She goes and goes and goes relentlessly. She doesn't get a lot of accolades sometimes, but she's just as big as anybody on this team as far as importance."
Harrison, who was also the 2020 Basketball Homecoming Queen, finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds.
Junior point guard Katie Lindsey led the Lady Cats with 18 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds, which follows up a 22 point, 7 assist, 6 steal performance in the win against Franklin-Simpson last night.
She led the charge in the first half that helped fend off a Lady Hornet run that tied the score at 26 at the half. Despite early foul trouble from both Harrison and Emma Rose Vincent, which caused them to sit much of the first half, Edmonson County was still efficient on the boards as a team with 30 total rebounds. Vincent finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Macie McCombs scored 11 points with the help of three 3-pointers, and added 7 rebounds.
Metcalfe County surged in the fourth quarter with a big run that cut Edmonson County's lead to only 4 points, but thanks to a huge third quarter from the Lady Cats, where they outscored the Lady Hornets 21-8 to take a 47-34 lead going into the final quarter, Metcalfe could get no closer. Edmonson County was able to spread the floor and wear down the clock as they weathered defensive pressure from the Lady Hornets for the win.
The Lady Cats are now 13-8 on the season and 3-1 in District 12 play. They have won their last 7 out of 8 games. They are scheduled to take on Butler County at home this Friday in a girl/boy doubleheader with a 6pm tip.