Edmonson County Remains Undefeated in District Play
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Edmonson County's Caitlin Simon was back to her old self Friday night against Grayson County as she scored 27 points and led the Lady Cats to their 5th consecutive district 12 win in a 51-28 victory over the Lady Cougars.
After a bit of a slow start, the Lady Cats turned up the defensive pressure in the 2nd quarter and limited Grayson County to only 2 points during the quarter. Edmonson went on a 17-2 run and led 27-9 at halftime.
The third quarter was much of the same as the Lady Cats went on another run, this time a 15-7 series that kept the game out of reach from Grayson County. Edmonson County went on to win to remain perfect in district play.
"I'm really proud of the Lady Cats tonight," said Coach Kevin Jackson. "Our rebounding and our defense was the big focus. I wasn't real happy with the way we finished the Trinity game on Tuesday, but I'm so proud of the kids for the way they practiced the last two days and the way they came out and blocked out and rebounded. They allowed very few second chance points and with girls, if you can prevent the second, third chance shot, you've got a chance to win and I thought we did that tonight."
Peyton Martin scored 10 points, dished 5 assists, had 4 steals, and added 3 rebounds. The game was also the return of senior Skylar Lewis, who has battled injuries and illness all season long. Lewis scored 8 points off the bench.
Katlin Collins added 4 points and 8 rebounds, and Emma Rose Vincent scored 2.
Simon's performance drew her closer to the all-time Lady Cat scoring record. She needs just 23 points to become the leading scorer in Lady Cat basketball history.
"It's nice to see Caitlin Simon back tonight," said Jackson. "She struggled for the last 4 or 5 games and she'll be the first one to tell you that. She was her old self tonight and I think she will be the rest of the season. Sometimes you just need one game to get you going and I thought she hit some key baskets at key times during this game."
The Lady Cats are now 21-4 on the season and are scheduled to play Butler County on Tuesday, February 6 in a make up game on the road in Morgantown.