Alex Abate / Glasgow Daily Times Glasgow’s Kayla Foster intercepts a pass intended for Barren’s Bethany Spillman. Spillman led all scorers with 13.

Barren County started quickly and left the Glasgow Lady Scotties behind Friday night.

The Trojanettes extended their lead to 15-8 after the first quarter and shot strongly for the rest of the game to get the win, 57-33.

Courtney Thomas and Bethany Spillman combined for 10 points in the first eight minutes to key the important start for Barren.

“We had been off a week so I was a little concerned about that,” coach John Butler said. “We got enough stops and we did a good job of working the ball against their zone.”

Courtney Thomas has been contributing more and more as the season has progressed and Butler said the coaching staff has taken notice.

“She is really playing well and defensively she has improved so much,” he said. “She is also starting to become more aggressive offensively.”

Conversely, the Scotties played poorly all night. After letting the deficit get to 12 at halftime, they fell behind by 19 after three quarters, something Glasgow coach LaVonda Johnson said she was not happy about.

“Our intensity was not there, “ she said. “It was a horrible effort and it was an effort that as a coach, I have not witnessed yet. I am not going to deal with that kind of effort.

“We didn’t do anything right and that is all I have to say.”

The Lady Scotties had only one point for much of the fourth quarter until Johnson played the reserves.

Even though the Trojanettes have won many games this season by double digits, Butler said that he encourages his team to play hard throughout all four quarters.

“We have seven seniors and they have been around a while,” he said. “One of our goals is to play the whole 32 minutes as hard as you can throughout the game.”

Barren used tough defense to shut down Glasgow, outscoring the Lady Scotties in all four quarters.

Spillman led Barren with 13 points while Courtney and T. J. Thomas each added 10.

Paige Lee led the Lady Scotties with nine points.

The win improves Barren County to 15-4 on the season.

The loss drops the Lady Scotties to 11-8 on the year.


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