Edmonson Voice Sports
The Edmonson County Wildcats fell to a hungry Ohio County team last night in Beaver Dam 68-49, where the Eagles got their revenge against the Wildcats for a close loss back in December.
"Ohio County had some kids to step up," said Coach Mike McClintic. "They came out with high energy which is something we did not. The snow kind of got us out of sync a little bit, but I'm not going to make excuses. I didn't have us well prepared going into this game. We were pretty flat."
Out of a team total 11 turnovers, 8 of those came in the second quarter which allowed Ohio County to create the space necessary to seal the deal.
Edmonson County out-rebounded the Eagles 29-22, but had to deal with Ohio County's 62% field goal percentage and 5 three pointers from 10 attempts. EC was only able to muster 2 out of 15 from three-point range and shot 38% from the field.
The Wildcats were led by Cuban Sowders with 16 points and 9 rebounds with Bailey Board being the only other Cat in double figures with 13 points.
"Our kids played hard...we never worry about that," Coach Mac said. "I don't know, maybe I pushed them too hard in practice on Wednesday, they didn't seem to have their legs under them like we normally do, but these kids will fight. We're going to forget about last night and focus on what's ahead. We'll get straightened out."
Finishing up the box score was Iszic Blankenship with 7 points and 6 rebounds, Caleb Skaggs had 5 points, Buttram and Carey had 4 points each.
The Wildcats now move to 14-9 on the season.
With Edmonson County schools being closed today due to snow, it's unclear whether or not tonight's game at Cloverport will go on as scheduled. A decision is supposed to made at noon today and we'll keep you informed as details become available.