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The Lady Cats won their sixth game in a row Tuesday night, defeating the Butler County Lady Bears 41-24 on the road. It was also the first district game of the season and according to Lady Cat assistant coach Barry Booth, getting a jump on the district standings is always a good thing.
"Butler didn't play as well as they could have tonight, but they're really hard to handle," Booth said. "We're nowhere near as big as they are, but we played good fundamental basketball tonight."
Although outsized by Butler County, the Lady Cats used their quickness and defense to their advantage and forced many turnovers against the Lady Bears which resulted in lots of transition points.
Led by Caitlin Simon's 18 points, Edmonson County was in control the entire way leading 14-9 after the first quarter and took a 22-16 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Lady Cats were plagued with fouls throughout the second half but the Lady Bears managed to shoot only 30% from the freethrow line, making only 3 of 12 in the third quarter.
The third quarter pretty much iced the game for Edmonson County as they outscored Butler 12-2 to take a 34-19 lead going into the fourth and the Lady Cats went on to notch the win.
Edmonson County is now 11-4 on the season and will face Trinity at home this Friday in the 2017 Basketball Homecoming at ECHS beginning at 6pm in a girl/boy doubleheader. Trinity is 12-4 on the season and sit atop the third region standings, ahead of Muhlenberg (2) and Edmonson County (3).
Peyton Martin finished with 8 points, Skylar Lewis added 7 points and 9 rebounds, Katlin Collins had 6 and Emma Rose Vincent had 2.