Edmonson Falls To Larue 62-45
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The Lady Cats struggled to make shots early tonight while Larue County found it hard to miss. The Lady Cougars shot nearly 60% from the field in the first half, putting the Lady Cats in a deficit they couldn't overcome.
Edmonson County shot only 26% from the field during the first half, which included only 1-16 from the three-point line.
Larue County also outrebounded Edmonson 31-28 and both teams were equal in turnovers with 12 each.
Edmonson trailed 19-9 after one quarter and 33-20 at the half. Despite a couple of Lady Cat runs in the third, Larue was efficient in the paint and took advantage of second-chance points.
Katie Lindsey's 24-point performance wasn't enough to dig out of the hole they faced early; however, despite the loss, the Lady Cat seniors were honored before the game for senior night, which included Lindsey, Macie McCombs, and Shea VanMeter.
Lily Jayne Vincent added 7 points and 5 rebounds, Macie McCombs had 6 points, Hallie Cassady had 6 points and 8 rebounds, and Jaedlyn Simon had 2 points and 10 rebounds.
Coach Weaver discussed the loss after the game.
"I've been around this game for a long time and the old saying is if you lose your legs before the district tournament, you're done, and I just hope and pray that's not the case right now," he said. "But it sure looks that way and we've got four games next week and three or four the next week so I'm really concerned about that."
Weaver said the focus now would be on Monday night's game at home against Butler County that will determine the top seed for the District 12 tournament. He said the plan was for the team to get some rest on Saturday and then prepare for the Lady Bears. He then discussed the three seniors on the team honored tonight for senior night, and began with Katie Lindsey.
"The ball is in her hand. Good or bad, it's in her hand. I've had a hard time in three years finding someone else to go get that ball and give her a break. I can never give her a break. She never comes out, God bless her. She's meant so much to this program over the last three years."
He then discussed Macie McCombs.
"Macie's been our best three-point shooter, this is the third year and she's hit some really big shots in tournaments and the district," he said. "Katie's more of a quiet leader but Macie's a verbal one."
Finally, he talked about Shea VanMeter.
"She didn't play much last year but she's provided some shooting for us and the thing about Shea that I'd never dreamt of, she's like our second or third leading rebounder at her size, and that's guts right there."
The Lady Cats are now 4-8 on the season and are scheduled to play Butler County at home Monday night in a JV/V game with JV tip set for 6PM, varsity will begin immediately after.