With their top scorer in foul trouble early Saturday night, the Caverna Lady Colonels rallied to knock off Cumberland County 51-46 in girls’ basketball action.
Cumberland County battled Caverna valiantly throughout the four quarters, leading 13-12 at the end of the first period and clinch on to a 24-24 tie at the intermission. Caverna trailed 39-38 at the end of three periods, but the Lady Colonels’ defense shut Cumberland County down in the fourth quarter, allowing the Lady Panthers only seven points in the period.
“I didn’t think we played really well, but we played well enough to win,” said Caverna coach Cornelius Faulkner. “Madison (Faulkner) got in foul trouble early, so I was very pleased to see the other girls pick things up. When your leading scorer is in foul trouble, someone else has to pick up the scoring. And that’s what we had happen.”
Reagan Kingrey led Caverna in scoring with 20 points, while pulling down 12 rebounds. Ciara Waggoner had 19 points, while Madison Faulkner had four and Madison Perry scored three. Giuliana Petrucci scored one point.
“Reagan and Ciara really picked things up for us. They played very well,” Coach Faulkner said. “And tonight, I thought our defense did a great job. Anytime you can hold Cumberland County to seven points in a quarter, that’s a good effort.”
Caverna, 4-2, will host Barren County, 2-3, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m.
“John Butler is a great coach, probably one of the best coaches in this area,” said Coach Faulkner. “So, he will have his team ready and it will be a battle for us. We’re going to have to rebound the ball well and we’re going to have to defend the 3-pointer. We’re going to have to be ready to play.”
Lady Scotties rout Central
The Glasgow Lady Scotties pulled away from the Warren Central Lady Dragons on Friday night in the third quarter.
On the road at the school in Bowling Green, Glasgow posted a 22-8 advantage in the third quarter to break open a close game and set itself on the path to a 20-point win, 62-42.
“This was probably our most complete game of the year,” state Lady Scottie head coach Justin Stinson. “Warren Central is a really good team.
“We continue to win with great defense and rebounding. We did an outstanding job of contesting shots and containing the dribble,” the coach said.
Stinson said along with the good defensive effort, his team’s offense was also strong.
“I also love the balance that we had offensively. Any time you get four kids in double figures, that’s a good night offensively,” he stated. “I thought we did a much better job of passing the ball and sharing the ball and that led to a lot of good looks.”
Kelsey Greer led the Lady Scotties with 16 points, while Emily Alexander added 15, Kennedy Bailey scored 12 and Breanna Glover finished with 10 points. Shalika Smith added seven and Elli Bartley finished with two points.
Tia Barnett led Central with 14
Glasgow led 12-7 at the end of the first quarter and 24-17 at halftime.