Lady Cats Win 50-38
Darren Doyle, story: Moriah Peterson, photos:
It not may not have been the prettiest of the season, but any team is happy with a district win, and that's what the Lady Cats were able to do against the visiting Butler County Lady Bears 50-38, despite being rusty after 11 days since their last game.
Edmonson County shot a dismal 17% from the field during the first half (a season low) but being able to win the rebounding battle and equally bad shooting from Butler County was enough to give them a 17-11 lead at halftime.
Things improved somewhat in half two, but Edmonson County was still only able to muster up 28% from the field for the entire game, 1-11 from behind the arc (11%) and only share a team-low 6 assists.
The bright spot for the Lady Cats was that they dominated the boards, swiping a team-high 44 rebounds. The team's leading rebounders Lauren Ballance (9 points) and Madison Harrison (7 points) each finished with 12 apiece. Four different Lady Cats had at least 5 rebounds or more.
Point guard Katie Lindsey led Edmonson County with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Emma Vincent finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds, Chanley Logsdon scored 7, and Mia Goad had 2.
"It's a win, and we're sure not going to give it back," said Coach Bart Weaver. "I've got to give Butler County credit, they came out and beat Trinity last week, they scouted that game and got 'em a district win. They came out hungry tonight, point blank--we just couldn't make a shot."
Weaver said he kept telling his team that the shots would finally go, but the way you win a game like this was by your defense and rebounding.
"Just pound them on the boards, and we did do that," he said. "Forty-four rebounds may be the best we've done so far, and we also hit free throws down the stretch."
Edmonson County improves to 13-7 on the season and is scheduled to take on Daviess County on the road on Saturday. They are now 3-1 in District 12 play.