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It wasn't the prettiest win, but bonus points for appearances aren't given in win/loss records, and the Lady Cats added another "W" to their list last night in a 38-36 win over South Warren.
The Lady Cats were out-rebounded 29-18 last night, which doesn't happen often. When it does, they usually lose. They also committed 19 turnovers, which is another stat line that usually results in a loss, and they also scored less than 40 points, which is the first win they've notched while doing so.
So how did they win?
Their defensive pressure helped result in 22 turnovers for the Lady Spartans and held them to 29% shooting for the game. They were also able to make free throws--something that has caused some issues in past games. They hit 16 of 21 from the line for 76% shooting, making key shots down the stretch.
Head Coach Bart Weaver said while the rebounding and turnovers weren't pretty, the Lady Cats overcame that with their defense and by hitting shots when they needed them.
"Sometimes you see in a lot of our losses, you'll see all those turnovers, and then we'll still shoot bad from the field, and shoot bad from the free throw line," Coach Weaver said. "But I've always told them, and I guess when they're 35 years old they'll still remember it, but if we can defend and rebound we'll give ourselves a chance. We didn't rebound tonight but when you look at the stat sheet, we shot well from the free throw line and we shot well from the field, so you know, if you do those things, it will take care of itself."
Cariann Williams led the Lady Cats in scoring with 13 points, including 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Annie Kiper finished with 11, Lily Jayne Vincent had 5, Callie Webb added 4, Riley Roy had 3, and Emma White had 2.
Edmonson County is now 10-5 on the season and are scheduled to travel to Whitesville to take on Trinity High School in a girl/boy district match up this Friday beginning at 6PM.