Edmonson Falls 58-36 To Apollo In Round 1 of Region 3 Tournament
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The 2018-19 Lady Cat basketball season came to and end Thursday night at the Owensboro Sportscenter as Edmonson County fell to Apollo High School 58-36 in round one of the Region 3 Tournament.
The strong rebounding Apollo E-gals gave Edmonson County plenty of trouble on the boards as the Lady Cats struggled early. Rebounding has been a go-to for the Lady Cats all year and they knew they'd have their hands full tonight with the E-gals, one of the few teams to average more rebounds per game than Edmonson.
Edmonson County fell behind 27-18 at halftime and continued to struggle offensively in the second half. They trailed 44-26 going into the fourth.
It was the final game for senior Chanley Logsdon, who finished with 5 points and 4 rebounds. While the season didn't end as first-year head coach Bart Weaver had hoped, he still had plenty of positive sentiments to say about his team.
"It's been a great ride, we just weren't ready for it to end," said Weaver. "Especially Chanley. We talked about it at halftime and I wanted everyone to play hard for her. I don't think they ever quit. They kept playing hard and that was important, and it's been a heck of a year, we just didn't rebound tonight."
Weaver talked about the departing senior.
"We love her to death and she means the world to this program and this team. We've been on a heck of a ride."
The team finishes the season with a record of 24-8, All A Region 3 finalists, and a twelve-game winning streak that took them all the way to the step ladders that led to the cutting down of the 2019 District 12 Championship nets. They won the first back-to-back district championships for Lady Cat basketball since 1995.
Katie Lindsey led the girls with 9 points, Madison Harrison added 7, Lauren Ballance had 6 points and 9 rebounds, Logsdon had 5, Emma Vincent had 4, and Mia Goad, Jaedlyn Simon, and Lily Jayne Vincent each had 1 point each.
"It hurts right now, but we're going to look back and I think we'll remember that district championship, the streak we had going, and banners stay up for a long time," said Weaver. "I guess when that '2019' gets put up there it will make us feel a little better, but I'm proud of them. They've done everything I've asked them to do. In 32 years of coaching, this might've been the most fun I've had, and I've been in state championships in football, and I've been basketball-sweet sixteen, it's just been a fun year. These girls just went past everybody's expectations, except our own. We thought we could be good, and I'm just so proud of them."