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It was all Lady Cats last night in Brownsville as they rolled over the Butler County Lady Bears 65-33 in Edmonson County's 2017 Basketball Homecoming.
Three different Lady Cats landed in double figures in the team effort as they exploded to a 27-7 lead in the first quarter. Edmonson County extended their lead to 38-17 at halftime and was able to cruise during the second half while bench and reserve players were able to contribute quality minutes in the win.
"I'm really pleased with the effort from our kids tonight, and I thought we played extremely hard," said Head Coach Kevin Jackson. "With teenage kids, you never know if they're coming to play each night, but I call this bunch the 'blue collar workers,' and they've come to play every night for the last month or so. I'm tickled that we had three kids in double figures."
Caitlin Simon led the Lady Cats in scoring with 18 points while adding 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Peyton Martin had 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals. Katlin Collins also impressed with 12 points and 3 rebounds.
The remaining box score was: Lewis 7, Cline 6, Vincent 4, Alexander 2.
The Lady Cats have two more district games next week with Trinity on Tuesday at home and Grayson County on the road on Friday. Jackson said nothing's a given in district play and there is no room for his team to relax.
"There's nothing new at this time of the year," he said. "It's a matter of whose system works, or can our pressure defense work--and if it does, then we have a chance to win, if not--they're going to beat us."
The Lady Cats improve to 17-6 on the season and are a perfect 5-0 in District 12 play.
"I want to say a thank you to the crowd tonight," Jackson added. "I was so glad to get to play here for the homecoming tonight because a lot of these people don't get to see us play. I wanted the fans to see how hard our kids play and I hope they enjoyed watching our girls play...I know I did."