Edmonson Voice Sports
A team effort and solid rebounding helped lead the way for the Lady Cats as they won their third straight game, defeating Ohio County 45-30 on the road.
Coach Jackson has referred several times to the importance of getting one or more Lady Cats involved in the offense other than Peyton Martin and Caitlin Simon, the team's leading scorers. For the third straight game, senior Jhonna Basil has scored in double figures. Basil has also led the team in scoring two out of the last three games, and notched a double-double last night with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
"It was a total team effort for us tonight," Jackson said. He mentioned the solid performances by both Martin and Simon, but also noted Basil's night. "Jhonna had a double-double, and that's the first one she's had all season long, so kudos to her."
Edmonson County got a solid start with a 14-7 first quarter, but cooled off a bit as the Lady Eagles began to even the pace, cutting the lead to 21-16 at the half. The Lady Cats were able to play add-on a little at a time in the second half while containing Ohio County's 6ft post player, Alison Druin.
"I really give Madelyne Taylor and Tori Browing a lot of credit for doing a good job (defensively) on her," Jackson said. Averaging almost 17 points per game, the Lady Eagle was held to 12 points. "She didn't have any the first quarter, and I thought our two girls did a really good job. I challenged them to step up play really good defense against a nice post player."
The Lady Cats were led in scoring by Peyton Martin who had 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Caitlin Simon also had a solid performance with 11 points and 8 rebounds.
The Lady Cats improve to 13-11 on the season. Also helping out was Duncan with 5 points, while Taylor and Browning had 4 points apiece.