Darren Doyle, story:
The girls and boys basketball teams split a win and a loss last night on the road in a doubleheader at Allen County-Scottsville with the girls falling 43-39 and the boys winning 73-48.
The Lady Cats were down 22-16 at halftime. They were able to stay within one or two points away throughout the third until senior Paige Wolfe's three-pointer with 14 seconds left in the quarter gave them a 31-29 advantage heading into the final quarter.
Led by Lily Jayne Vincent's 18 points and 9 rebounds, the Lady Cats and Lady Patriots went back-and-forth throughout the final quarter.
With the score tied at 37, eighth grader Cariann Williams was fouled as she went for a shot with 1:59 to go. She hit both free throws to give the Lady Cats a 39-37 lead; however, those would be the final points scored for Edmonson County.
ACS's Jayleigh Steenburgen nailed a three-pointer in the corner with 1:09 left to put the Lady Patriots up 40-39.
It would be untimely turnovers that would keep the Lady Cats from regaining the lead. Edmonson County had the ball with 28 seconds left and threw the ball away. They were forced to foul ACS's Chloe Cook with 14.3 seconds on the clock and she hit both free throws to extend the lead to 42-39.
Edmonson County squandered their final possession with another turnover with 3.4 seconds remaining, which forced EC to foul again with 2.2 seconds. ACS hit one more foul shot and the Lady Patriots held on for a 43-39 win.
Williams added 8 points and 4 rebounds off the bench for Edmonson County and Paige Wolfe added 8 points and 5 rebounds. Jaedlyn Simon scored three points.
The Lady Cats are now 2-3 on the season.
It was a different situation with the boys game as the Wildcats took an early lead and rolled over the Patriots in a big way, earning their first true road win of the season with a 73-48 victory.
All 17 Wildcats on the varsity roster saw playing time in the team effort with 12 of them making their way into the scorebook.
Edmonson County led 34-22 at halftime and a big 24-13 quarter from the Cats gave them a commanding 59-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats were led by junior Braden Wall's 14 points and 9 rebounds with Trace Taylor adding 14 points and a rebound, along with Evan Stice's 10 points and 2 rebounds.
The remaining scoring for the Cats was Bass 6, Highbaugh 6, Saling 5, Prunty 5, Anderson 3, Alexander 3, Parsley 3, Clemmons 2, Mills 2.
The Wildcats are now 4-2 on the season. The next scheduled games are this Friday at Todd County Central, where the girls tip is scheduled for 6PM and the boys immediately following.
The Edmonson Voice will stream the audio broadcast for both games.