Girls Win 49-32, Boys Win 65-57 Over Whitesville-Trinity
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Coach Mike McClintic smiled when asked if the third win in a row tonight was a legit winning streak. "For now," he said. The Wildcats are getting better at playing as a team, turnovers are shrinking, and the guys are hitting the boards harder than ever. Tonight's 65-57 win over district opponent Whitesville-Trinity featured three Wildcats in double figures, with 8 more getting into the score book.
The guys that didn't score contributed in other ways. The team had a low 10 turnovers for the game and out-rebounded the Raiders 34-25.
Despite a 16-6 run from Trinity in the third quarter that cut Edmonson's lead to only 3, the Wildcats pushed through and took a 43-35 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Eli Booker, Nick Clemmons, and Dalton Decker led the way in scoring that helped give Edmonson the lead in the first half, while Chaz Wilson, Daniel Woosley, and Mason Pierce each made some big shots in the second half.
Wilson led in scoring with 17 points and 6 rebounds, Booker had 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Gavin Rose added 10 points. Clemmons added 8, Decker had 7 points and 6 rebounds, Daniel Woosley had 6, Mason Pierce added 5, and Trent Taylor had 2.
The Wildcats are now 6-10 on the year and 2-2 in District 12 play.
Lady Cats 49-Trinity 32
Led by Emma Rose Vincent's 14 points and 7 rebounds, and 13 points from Macie McCombs, the Lady Cats took care of the Lady Raiders to start homecoming night off right.
Trinity struck first but the last lead they had over Edmonson was at 4-3. Once the Lady Cats took the lead, they never lost it again.
The Lady Cats grabbed a narrow 24-20 lead at the half and continued with solid play in the third. Coach Weaver was able to bring in some younger players in the final minutes for some varsity experience.
Katie Lindsey scored 12 points, Lauren Ballance had 3 points and 10 rebounds, Paige Wolfe added 3 points, and Homecoming Queen Madison Harrison had two points along with Hallie Cassady.
Edmonson County had a whopping 38 team rebounds and shot 42% from the field. Free throws are still a thorn in Edmonson's side as the girls shot only 33% from the line, but it was also the third win in a row for the Lady Cats.
The Lady Cats are 9-7 on the season and 2-2 in District 12 play.