Metcalfe girls hold off Clinton County
Peter DiStefano, the head girls’ basketball coach at Metcalfe County High School, wasn’t real pleased with the way his team shot the ball Friday night, but the Lady Hornets picked up a big 42-32 win over Clinton County.
The Lady Hornets, 3-1 on the season, led from the opening tip, holding an 11-8 advantage at the end of the first period and a 21-19 lead at the intermission. The second half was completely different than the first as Metcalfe County began to pull away. The Lady Hornets led 31-24 at the end of three quarters.
“We did not shoot it very well again tonight, but we made plays when we had to,” said DiStefano. “We got in foul trouble early and Allison Caffee and Kelly Moss came off the bench to give us valuable minutes.
“Jordan Samuels has been consistent all season long, but I am proud of our smart play down the stretch of close games. Defensively, we played better as the game went on. And for us to go on the road in our district two straight games, and come home 2-0 is a good feeling.”
Jordan Samuels led Metcalfe County with 20 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots. Tayler McMurtrey had nine points and five rebounds, while Riley Eskridge scored six points and dished out four assists. MacKenzie Coleman had seven rebounds and three blocks to go along with four points, and Caffee had two points and four rebounds. Samantha Perry pulled down two rebounds, while Moss had one rebound and one assist.
BCHS wrestlers fare well in Frankfort
The Barren County wrestling Trojans, competing without several of their starters, fared well this past weekend at the Frankfort Dual Meet at Franklin County High School. The Trojans battled through pool play with losses to Grant County, Danville, Campbell County and Western Hills.
“I felt pretty good about the way we competed with what we had at the tournament,” said Barren County coach Luke Pniewski. “We had three guys out for the ACT test, one guy had a broken hand and two guys were out with the flu.”
Three wrestlers really seemed to stand out for the Trojans on Saturday. Michael Hargrove, wrestling at 182 pounds, went 5-0 on the day, while Chris Barnes at 195 and Zack Kelly at 170 each went 4-1.
“I am expecting Michael to have a really good year. He’s putting in the hard work that it takes to be successful in wrestling and it is paying off,” said Pniewski. “Chris wrestled well and Zack is the one that’s surprising me. He’s a little unconventional in his way, but it seems to be working out. (Making it even more spectacular) is the fact he’s wrestling out of his weight class.”
Pniewski also mentioned the effort of Ryan Burns at 145 pounds. He said Burns “keeps improving” each and every day.
The Trojans will be at Central Hardin this weekend. Pniewski said he expects the competition to be pretty stiff with teams such as LaRue County, John Hardin and North Hardin in the field.
“Our team is still pretty fluid right now,” Pniewski said. “After Christmas, when we compete in our regional dual meet, that’s when things get a little serious. Everyone will be in their weight classes then.”