The Metcalfe County Hornets struggled offensively Tuesday night as they dropped their basketball season opener 69-35 at Warren East.
The Raiders led from the opening tip, taking a 20-2 lead over the Hornets at the end of the first and held a 47-18 advantage over Metcalfe County at the intermission.
“As bad as the numbers sound, if we make our free throws and our layups, it is a ballgame,” said Metcalfe County coach David Clemmons. “We were 9-of-25 from the foul line and we missed several layups. I told the guys before the game if we can make foul shots and layups, and rebound we can compete.”
Logan Bell led the Hornets in scoring with 10 points. Colby White had six points, while Kyle Bryant, Gage Edmunds, Austin Pennington and Jarod Vanzant chipped in with three points each. Lance Zurmeley, Brandon Glass and Jalen Clemmons had two points each, and Spencer Noe had one.
“We got the shots and they weren't bad shots. We just didn't make them,” said Clemmons. “We are at the bottom of a mountain and part of it is not basketball, it's our mindset that we're not capable of competing. Our guys have to start believing in themselves and their teammates for us to be successful. Until we fix that part, we will continue to get the results we got tonight.”
The Hornets will travel to Monroe County on Friday.
BCHS bowlers sweep South Warren
The Barren County High School Trojans and Trojanettes swept South Warren in a recent varsity bowling match. The Trojans won the final pinfall county by 125 pins to take a 4-3 victory, while the Trojanettes had little problem with the Lady Spartans as they rolled to a 6-1 win.
In the boys’ match, the Trojans took three of the four single-game matches to jump to a 3-1 lead. Beau Hurt led the way in the first match with a 353 two-game series. Cody Miller followed up in the final two-game series, posting a 215 and 174 for a 389 total. South Warren rallied to win both of the Baker games to tie the match at 3-3.
Freshman Samantha Endicott led the Trojanettes with a high two-game series of 324 in the girls’ contest. She rolled games of 160 and 164. She got help from Gabby Short, who fired a 253 series and MacKenzie Taylor’s 238 total. South Warren’s only win was in the final Baker game. The Lady Spartans won 115-86.
Caverna girls rout Campbellsville
The Caverna High School Lady Colonels ran their record to 2-0 Tuesday night with a 62-26 basketball victory over Campbellsville.
The Lady Colonels got on top early and never really looked back. Caverna led 19-7 at the end of the first period and 40-14 at the intermission.
Ciara Waggoner led the way with 19 points for Caverna. Madison Faulkner tallied 16 points and Shanda Bradley added 10 points. Nichole Bradley and Kiara Kirk scored six points each with Giuliana Petrucci getting five points in the win.
The Lady Colonels will visit Hart County on Friday.
Falcons top Franklin-Simpson
The Monroe County Falcons opened their basketball season on a high note Tuesday night when they went on the road to beat Franklin-Simpson 56-48.
The game was tied at 13 at the end of one period, but the Falcons took the lead at 21-18 at the intermission and never looked back.
Monroe County hosts Metcalfe County on Friday.