The Monroe County Lady Falcons were red hot from the field Friday night, but head coach Dwayne Murray said it was his defense that pushed his team to a 64-19 District 15 battle over Barren County.
The Lady Falcons hit 26 of 55 shots from the field for 47 percent and seven of 13 attempts for 53 percent.
Defensively, Monroe County held Barren County to just seven second-half points.
“Anytime you can get a win (in this district), it is a good thing,” Murray said. “I thought we played well on offense and defense, but I thought our defensive effort may have been the best it’s been all year.”
Monroe County jumped on top and never looked back as the Lady Falcons took a 21-5 lead after the first period and a 39-12 advantage at the inermission.
The pressure continued in the second half as the Lady Falcons led 55-14 at the end of the third period.
“There is not much to say. They just dominated us,” said Barren County coach John Butler. “All five (starters) of their girls can handle the ball and shoot it.
“We had a hard time getting anything going on offense, and on defense we just didn’t have any answer for them.”
Lauren Turner led Monroe County with 15 points, while Kayla Murray had nine and Reagan Turner scored eight. Kelsey Kirkpatrick scored seven points. Ashlee McGeorge and Sara Wilson scored six points each.
Kellimae Polston tallied four points in the game, while Meg Harlin chipped in with three. Kelsey Johnson, Claire Bybee and Lakota Ethridge had two points each.
Taylor Davis led the Trojanettes in scoring with five points. Kennedy Logsdon scored four points.
Emily Blair and Olivia Poynter scored three points a piece, with Maddie Costlow and Reanna Poynter scoring two points each.
“I was very pleased with how hard we played tonight,” Murray said. “Everything seemed to be clicking tonight.
“We got a chance to play a lot of players tonight. Ashlee McGeorge and Sara Wilson came off the bench and played hard for us. We got good effort from everyone tonight.”