Darren Doyle, story: Alyssa Doyle, photos:
A strong defensive effort helped the Lady Cats get an early lead and fend off a big third quarter run from the Greenwood Lady Gators Friday night in Bowling Green in a 53-40 Edmonson County win.
It was the fourth win in six days for Edmonson County. The Lady Cats held the Lady Gators to only one basket in the first quarter, taking a 17-2 lead going into the second. Greenwood finally started putting some offense on the board but their early deficit allowed Edmonson County to take a 30-15 lead into the locker room at the half.
Greenwood came out strong in the third quarter with defensive pressure. Edmonson County forced a few shots and committed some turnovers, which allowed the Lady Gators to cut the lead to 36-28 in a Greenwood 17-6 quarter.
Strong drives and good ball handling helped the Lady Cats the rest of the way and a few foul shots in the final couple minutes sealed the win for Edmonson County.
The Lady Cats were led by Katie Lindsey's 16 points and 5 assists. Lauren Ballance added 12 and 6 rebounds, and Emma Rose Vincent had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Macie McCombs had 7 points, Lily Jayne Vincent had 4 points, Madison Harrison added 2 points and 9 rebounds, and Paige Wolfe had 2 points
Edmonson County is now 18-10 on the season. They will now prepare for the District 12 Tournament, where they have the number one seed. They are scheduled to take on Whitesville-Trinity in the first game on Monday with a 6pm tip off.
The Lady Cats have the opportunity to be the only girls' team in school history to win three consecutive district championships.