Edmonson Voice Sports
A bigger, stronger Bardstown Lady Tigers team was able to overcome the Lady Cats last night as Edmonson County fell 56-48 in the 2nd round at the Raffery's/Double Dogs Caveland Classic.
Coach Kevin Jackson said that the girls had experienced lots of basketball in a short period of time...6 games in 8 days. He wasn't making excuses, but it's obviously a factor.
The Lady Cats bolted out to a 9-0 start thanks to Rachael Duncan's 3 point shooting and led 15-8 after the first quarter. The Lady Tigers gathered themselves, stayed on one pace, and simply began inching their way back in. The Lady Cat lead was only 27-23 at the half, led by Jhonna Basil's 12 first half points.
The Lady Cats were unlucky with several easy bucket attempts in the paint and Bardstown was able to snatch loose balls and keep Edmonson County off the boards. The Lady Cats trailed 36-33 after the third, as Bardstown outscored them 13-5 in the quarter.
The Lady Tigers stayed on track, forcing the Lady Cats to begin fouling in the last couple minutes, where Bardstown hit their free throws down the stretch to hold on for the 56-48 win.
Edmonson County was led by Caitlin Simon's 18 points and 8 rebounds. She also hit all 8 of her free throws. Jhonna Basil added 12 points, Peyton Martin had 8, Duncan had 6 points and 5 rebounds, Taylor added 3 points, and Katlin Collins added one point and 5 rebounds.
"I told the girls in the locker room, in athletics, you get what you deserve," Jackson said. "Tonight, we got what we deserved. I didn't coach well enough to win, the girls didn't play well enough to win, and you get a big 'L' when that happens."
He also mentioned fatigue being a factor in the loss with the fact that sometimes a player's mind says one thing, but the body can't catch up. "That's high school athletics. They're not college, they're not professionals, they don't make a living at doing this, and I told them that nobody messed up on purpose. It's part of the game, and we got what we deserved tonight."
The girls will take on Russell County tonight at 5:30 for a chance at third place. The finals between Bardstown and Monroe County will take place immediately after.
You can listen to the broadcast live, beginning around 5pm tonight on WildcatsLive, only on EdmonsonVoice.com.