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The Lady Cats had little trouble with the Trinity Lady Raiders last night at ECHS, as they went on to win their third consecutive game and their sixth out of their last seven, 53-27.
While the senior stepped up on senior night, it was freshman Cariann Williams who led Edmonson County again in scoring and rebounding. The 6'2" Williams put up 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Defense from Edmonson County was once again key, holding the Lady Raiders to only 21% shooting from the field on 9/41 shooting. Trinity also got pounced on the boards, as the Lady Cats grabbed 33 team rebounds, compared to 15 for Trinity.
The Lady Cats jumped out to a 14-5 lead after the first quarter and held Trinity to only 3 points in the second as Edmonson led 27-8 at the half.
Going into last night's game, Coach Weaver said he wanted his team to improve on their transition offense and out-of-bounds plays.
"When you get into tournament play, two or three fast break points or an out-of-bounds play may be the difference in the ballgame," he said. "We really take pride, especially now, in our out-of-bounds stuff. I think we scored 8 points off out-of-bounds plays and my goal is 10 points. Sometimes you don't get it but sometimes you get it or go over it, and our transition has gotten better in the last few weeks and we've really, really worked on it."
While Trinity has struggled this season with a record of only 2-19, Edmonson County wanted to set the tone early after struggling against the Lady Raiders in the first half during their first match up in Whitesville a few weeks ago. Edmonson's Williams was held to only 4 points in that game. Last night, Williams was 3/4 from the field and 6/8 from the free throw line.
Coach Weaver also credited his seniors for this year's success, which included Callie Webb (10pts, 4 rebs), Annie Kiper (8pts, 6rebs), Lily Jayne Vincent (8pts, 6 rebs), Emma White (4pts), and Karina Dennison (4pts).
Also scoring was Riley Roy with 4 and Kennadi Swihart with 3.
Edmonson County shot 17 of 46 from the field for 37%, they were 5/19 in three-point shooting (26%), and they were 14 of 21 from the free throw line (66%).
The Lady Cats are now 15-6 on the season and 4-1 in District 12 play. They must beat Butler County (16-6, 5-0) on the road next week to have a shot at the number one seed for the district tournament, which would then be determined by a coin toss.