As the regular season of high school basketball winds down, here is a recap of some results from earlier in the week.
Monroe County sweeps Cumberland County
Both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams of Monroe County earned victories over Cumberland County during Tuesday’s senior night festivities.
The Falcons improved their record to 10-14 after defeating the Panthers by a score of 59-50. In what was a tough, defensive contest, coach Ashley Geralds’ team prevailed in large part due to the play of senior guard Grayson Rich.
Rich scored a team-high 21 points in the game thanks to stellar shooting from the free throw line where he hit 10 out of 12 attempts. Jholdi Brooks added 10 points of his own to place second on the team in scoring.
Despite only hitting three out of 15 three-point attempts, the Falcons eventually won the contest at the free line by hitting 18 free throws. After Rich and Brooks, four other players managed to score at least five points to balance Monroe County’s scoring.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Falcons defeated the Lady Panthers 62-51 to improve to 7-15 on the season. It was the inside-outside combo of Gracie Veach and Malila Myatt who powered Monroe County.
Veach and Myatt both finished with 19 points with Myatt hitting three three-pointers and Veach adding eight rebounds to lead the Lady Falcons. Three other players scored at least five points, and like the boys the girls hit 18 free throws in the game to seal the deal.
Up next for both teams will be a doubleheader against Clinton County on Friday night at home. The Lady Falcons will get things started at 6 p.m. against the Lady Bulldogs (3-22).
Lady Colonels down Campbellsville, win fourth-straightCaverna’s girls basketball team started the season off on a rough stretch with their record standing at 4-9 on Jan. 23.
However, the month of February has been a different story for the Lady Colonels. Not only are they on a four-game wins streak, but they have yet to lose at all since the calendar flipped from January.
During their win streak they have beaten the likes of LaRue County, Taylor County, Edmonson County, and Campbellsville.
Their wins over Edmonson County and Campbellsville are especially impressive considering both teams have winning records and play in Caverna’s region.
On Monday night against the Lady Wildcats, the Lady Colonels won 41-39 on a thrilling last-second shot from Kaliana Richardson. They were then able to carry that momentum over to Tuesday night where they narrowly defeated Campbellsville 55-52.
Richardson has been the star of the season for Caverna as she leads the team in scoring at 16.9 points per game. Not to be left out is the duo of Stacia Burnett and McKeeya Faulkner.
Burnett is second on the team in scoring at 11.9 points per game while Faulkner averages 9.4 points per game and leads the team in rebounding at 8.6 rebounds per game.
On the boys’ side, the month of February has been very different for the Colonels (5-18) who are 1-4 and are losers of four-straight.
Despite the tough month and season, Deshante Richardson, Drew Rhodes, and Jaxton Dunagan all average at least 13.5 points per game. Richardson in particular has been impressive as he leads the team in scoring at 16.4 points per game.
Both teams will be in action on Friday night at home against Glasgow High School. The girls’ game will tipoff at 5:30 p.m.