The Barren County Trojanettes scored 40 points in the second half Monday to rally for a 63-57 victory at Greenwood High School.
Trailing 27-23 at the intermission, the Trojanettes outscored the Lady Gators 21-13 in the third period to take a 44-40 advantage as the final quarter was about to start.
Barren County extended its advantage in the final eight minutes to secure the victory.
“We shot the ball much better in the second half than we did in the first,” said Butler. “We were 7-of-27 in the first half and we shot 11-of-19 in the second half. We’re finally starting to make some shots.”
Madison Hume led the Trojanettes with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Deanie Pedigo added 11 points, while Emily Blair and Taylor Davis had nine points each. Reanna Poynter tallied eight points, as did Kennedy Logsdon. Rachael Fields scored six.
“We did a good job tonight of handling the ball. We had only 12 turnovers,” said Butler. “Madison Hume had a terrific game. She has been playing well over the last four or five games and she is working hard to get better every day.”
Lady Scotties learn from Gateway Classic
The Glasgow Lady Scotties challenged themselves this past weekend when they participated against some of the state’s top teams in the prestigious Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery County.
“We had some good moments and we had some moments that weren’t so good,” said Glasgow coach Justin Stinson. “We learned a lot from this tournament. We learned we can’t have letdowns. We learned we have to focus for 32 minutes. If you don’t focus against good teams (like we played in this tournament), you’re going to lose.”
Glasgow lost the opening game of the tournament, 54-50, to Newport Central Catholic, a Top 15 team.
Bre Glover was dominant in the game for Glasgow. She had 30 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and five steals. Shalika Smith and Emily Alexander added six points each. Allie Chapman and Elli Bartley chipped in three points a piece, while Ashley Smith scored two points.
The Lady Scotties came up short in the second game of the tournament, dropping an 85-74 decision to Scott County.
“We were in cruise control in the first three quarters, but finally kicked it into gear in the fourth quarter,” said Stinson.
The Lady Scotties scored 35 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. Glasgow also came up short at the free-throw line, hitting only 15 of 36 attempts.
Glover had the hot hand again for the Lady Scotties, scoring 26 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. Shalika Smith had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Alexander scored 13 points and Chapman had 12. Kaylyn Hale tallied six points and Heidi Holgate scored two.
The Lady Scotties closed out the tournament on Sunday with a 61-48 victory over No. 17 ranked Montgomery County. “Shalika was just dominant in this game,” Stinson said.
Glasgow held a 30-29 advantage at the intermission and just gradually pulled away over the second half. The Lady Scotties made it 50-46 at the end of three periods.
Shalika Smith had 22 points in the win for Glasgow. Alexander had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Glover contributed her third double-double of the tournament, 11 points and 10 rebounds. Chapman had eight points and Hydeia Depp tallied four. Ashley Smith scored three.
Caverna boys win two of three
The Caverna Colonels picked up two wins this past week at the Marion County Holiday Classic.
The Colonels lost to Marion County 79-49 in the tournament opener. However, Caverna rallied to beat Bethlehem 59-57 and closed out the tournament with a 78-70 victory over Spencer County. The Colonels, currently 5-5 on the season, begin play in the Lindsey Wilson College Holiday Classic on Thursday.
Lady Colonels split four games
The Caverna High School Lady Colonels had an up and down effort at the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic last week at Clinton County High School.
Caverna opened the tournament with a 67-48 loss to Pickett (TN) County, but followed that with a 60-51 victory over Clay (TN) County in the second round of the tournament. The Lady Colonels couldn’t make it two in a row, dropping their next game 64-51 to host Clinton County. But Caverna rallied to win the finale, taking down McCreary Central, 53-43.
Caverna, now 7-6 on the season, hits the road on Saturday to face Western Hills in the Staxx BBQ Shootout at Franklin County.
Metcalfe wins one at ECHS tourney
The Metcalfe County Lady Hornets won only one of three games last week in the prestigious Rafferty’s/Double Dogs Classic at Edmonson County High School.
Metcalfe County lost the opener by a score of 55-42 to Southwestern Pulaski and followed that up the next day with a 61-48 loss to Harlan. But Metcalfe County came back on the final day with a 55-46 win over Louisville Iroquois.
Monroe County girls improve to 7-3
The Monroe County Lady Falcons ran their record to 7-3 on the season this past week with three victories at the FNB Holiday Classic.
The Lady Falcons beat Fleming County in the opener by a score of 76-37 and followed that up with an 82-64 victory over Owensboro Apollo. The Franklin-Simpson Lady Wildcats beat Monroe County 46-42, but the Lady Falcons beat North Hardin in the final game of the tournament by a score of 68-60.
Monroe County will play Franklin County on Friday.