There are games where everything goes right for your team, other times, well...not so much. The Lady Cats were victims of the latter last night as they struggled to put points on the board in a lop-sided Grayson County 68-30 blowout. ECHS couldn't get an offensive rhythm going, something that the Lady Cougars took advantage of.
"Grayson County's defense was really good," Coach Ted Hill said. "They denied the passing lanes and when we got a shot off, it was contested, so it was just tough to score. Then, when we did get some easy shots, they'd rim out on us, and we just couldn't get anything to fall."
Freshman Caitlin Simon led ECHS in scoring with 11 points, the only Lady Cat in double figures. The team shot a disappointing 22% from the field, 24% from three point range, and 29% from the free throw line.
"You're not going to beat many teams shooting 22%," Hill said. "Especially a good team like Grayson. I feel like they're the best team in the region." Hill took part of the blame himself. "I was disappointed in everything tonight, starting with the coaching, all the way down to the playing."
Other Lady Cats helping the cause were Peyton Martin with 6 points, Brandi Lindsey with 5, Madelyne Taylor and Maddie Cline each had 3, and Lauren Ballance added 2.
Luckily, the Lady Cats' season isn't over. They're ready to put this game behind them and look for better results in the Region 3 Tournament. "The Region is even this year," Hill said. "We've played all the teams that will be there except for a couple, so they'll be teams we're familiar with." The tournament will be held at the Owensboro Sports Center, starting next week.
Hill said that even though he has a young team, it has experience. "Some of our kids have been playing a long time, so we'll give it our best shot. You never know what can happen in tournaments like this. We'll go there and give a great effort," he said. "We'll give a better effort than we did tonight."
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