Lady Cats Off To 2-1 Start To Season With District Win
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It was a good night for basketball in Grayson County last night for the Edmonson County Lady Cats, as they took down their District 12 rival for their first road game of the season, 62-38.
Led by Katie Lindsey's 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals, (who sat much of the first half in foul trouble) Edmonson County found success in pushing the ball and executing in transition; both on offense and defense.
While the Lady Cats couldn't buy a three-point bucket (hitting only 1 out of 16) they were still very effective with their offense by driving the ball in the lane and crashing the boards for second-chance opportunities. Edmonson dominated the rebounding with 47 for the team total, led by sophomore Lily Jayne Vincent's 12 rebound night, in addition to her 8 points.
While the team had committed 10 turnovers by the half, they were able to take better care of the ball in the second half, which allowed them to cut those turnovers for a game total of 14.
After somewhat of a cold start, Edmonson took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back. They led 29-23 at the half and 44-30 after three. They had amassed a large enough lead to pull their starters near the end of the contest; something that always pleases a coach when you're taking on a district opponent on the road. Coach Bart Weaver credited the win to rebounding and very effective defense.
"When we had all that foul trouble in the first half, we went to a 1-3-1 zone and made them really burn some clock in every possession, and I think that helped. We just stayed with the 1-3-1 during the whole second half," he said. "I thought we did well in the passing lanes. We did gamble some and get some steals, but overall I was proud of our defense."
Coach Weaver said he was also happy with the turnover situation after the first half and the performance of Lindsey in the second half. He also discussed the good rebounding effort from Edmonson County.
"I thought as a whole, we all just went to the glass and you know how proud I am of that," he said. "I've been worried about our rebounding, but that's great."
Senior Shea VanMeter finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Senior Macie McCombs added 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
The remaining box score was: Emma White 5, Paige Wolfe 2, Hallie Cassady 2 (8 rebounds), Karina Dennison 2.
Edmonson County is 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in District 12 play. They are scheduled to take on Taylor County on the road on Tuesday, January 12th. The Wildcat boys team is scheduled to start their season on Monday, January 11th at Cloverport after a delay due to COVID. The WildcatsLive broadcast team on the Edmonson Voice is scheduled to carry the live game video Monday night, beginning at approximately 5:45.