Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Coach Kevin Jackson was looking for a bounce-back performance after Tuesday night's loss to Franklin Simpson in a contest where he said his Lady Cats were not as physical as they should've been. A tougher, more aggressive Edmonson County team showed up last night in Barren County and the result was a 56-41 Lady Cat win over the Trojanettes.
"We came and played with a lot more enthusiasm and our thing tonight was physicality," said Coach Jackson. "Franklin knocked us all over the floor (Tuesday night) and we didn't respond. Tonight we played with more enthusiasm and we were more physical, and I told the kids it was fun to play, fun to watch, and fun to coach."
The Lady Cats were led on both ends of the court by juniors Caitlin Simon and Peyton Martin, as Simon compiled 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals while Martin had almost identical stats with 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Edmonson County's start was a bit dull compared to the rest of the game but the energy level quickly increased and the Lady Cats led 11-10 after the first quarter. They saw success with their full court trap press that allowed some transition baskets off of Barren County turnovers and extended their lead to 25-18 at the half.
Barren County fell behind as much as 11 in the third quarter but put together a small run to cut Edmonson's lead to 39-34 as the third quarter ended.
Edmonson County was able to find more success with full court pressure in the fourth as they extended their lead and grabbed the 15 point win on the road.
Also helping in the win was Skylar Lewis, who added 8 points, Abby Alexander had 3, and Katlin Collins added 2.
The Lady Cats are scheduled to face Metcalfe County tonight in Edmonton in a girl/boy doubleheader beginning at 6pm. You can listen to the game broadcast on WildcatsLive here on EdmonsonVoice.com.
The Lady Cats are now 4-2 on the season.