Lady Aces Win 62-23
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The full court pressure from the Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces was too much for the Lady Cats of Edmonson County to handle last night in the championship game of the All A Classic, hosted in Whitesville as EC fell 62-23. The Lady Aces kept the full court press on through the first 3 quarters, even as their lead reached 30 points. That pressure helped to force a season-high 34 turnovers on the Lady Cats. Coach Bart Weaver said sometimes you just have to forget about certain games and move forward to the next one.
"We've got to forget this game and move on because we've got Cumberland hopefully on Saturday, then we've got Whitesville," he said. "We've got a stretch next week where we've got Friday, Saturday, and Monday, where we have Whitesville (a district game), Monroe, and Green. All three good teams, and you know, we're gonna have to fight tooth-and-nail on those games, so we gotta forget this one."
When the Lady Aces weren't forcing turnovers, their deflections on Lady Cat passes were enough to disrupt their offense. While Edmonson County shot 38% for the game, they only attempted 24 field goals as a team, less than half of what Owensboro attempted. The Lady Aces were 22-49 for 45% shooting.
Catholic also shot lights out from behind the arc, making 11-21 shots for 52%. Edmonson County never made a three-point basket. When the Lady Aces weren't making threes, they were turning Edmonson's turnovers into baskets in transition.
Paige Wolfe led the Lady Cats in scoring with 7, Lily J. Vincent had 6, Cariann Williams added 3, Maham Shabazz added 3, Emma White had 2, and Jenna Cook added 2.
Several Lady Cats were named to various All A honor teams, that included:
Edmonson County Cheer Team member Kayden Collins was also honored with the All A 3rd Region Cheerleading award.
Edmonson County falls to 5-9 on the season and is scheduled to play at Cumberland County on Saturday at 6:30PM, weather permitting. The boys team is scheduled to take on Breckinridge County tonight at home; however, ECHS is already trying to reschedule due to the impending winter weather forecast that has already resulted in school being cancelled in EC today. Snow started falling around 9:20AM this morning so it's not likely the game will take place tonight, according to school officials, although no official announcement has been made at the time of this article.