Boyle County girls fall to hot-shooting Southwestern

Published 11:31 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Southwestern girls had two losses in their last three games entering Tuesday’s contest at Boyle County.

The Warriors were cold from three-point range in those losses. That wasn’t the case yesterday as Southwestern shot past Boyle, 57-36.

Southwestern was a combined 9-for-50 from range in those two losses last week, to Mercy and North Laurel. Against Boyle, the Warriors hit nine threes — six coming in the first half — to take the win.

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“They didn’t shoot like that tonight,” Boyle County head coach Greg Edwards said. “They were on fire, every time they needed one early, it seemed like they got one. I thought we did a pretty good job there at the beginning of the game, but their pressure just kind of wore on us a little bit and we struggled with turnovers.

“You can’t make that many turnovers against a team like that and expect to win.”

The two teams had played earlier in the year in the Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic, with Southwestern winning with a running clock, 69-28.

“We made some progress from the last time we played them, we took some good stuff out of this game too,” Edwards said. “Obviously, we’ve still got to work on some things.”

Edwards said he was proud of the way his junior varsity players stepped in during the fourth quarter, outscoring Southwestern 12-8, with four players in the score book.

“Those JV kids, they did a really nice job, they’ve been playing pretty well the last month or so,” he said. “They moved the ball, played some good team basketball and did some good stuff there.”

Early in the game, Boyle’s defense did well to contain Southwestern — the Warriors had just 30 points at halftime — but the Rebels’ offense couldn’t get rolling. McKayla Baker led the Rebels with eight points at the break. Danielle Roney had three points and Gracie Edmiston had five.

In the second half, it was more of the same: Kennedy Harris scored 10 of her game-high 15 points in the third quarter for the Warriors. The Rebels placed eight points on the scoreboard for the third-straight quarter to fall behind 49-24.

Boyle’s bench outscored its opposition in the fourth quarter: Emily Glasscock had four points, Lindsey Wren scored three, Kasey McGirr had three and Hannah Dean scored two for the Rebels.

Boyle will next host Marion County on Friday at 7:30 p.m.


Box score


SOUTHWESTERN 17 13 19 8 57

At BOYLE COUNTY 8 8 8 12 36



SOUTHWESTERN (19-6): Kennedy Harris 15, Alexa Smiddy 11, Jenna Wood 8, Kallie Sheron 7, Regi Cundiff 6, Kylie Foreman 6, Marissa Loveless 2, Hannah Phelps 2.

BOYLE (16-7): McKayla Baker 12, Gracie Edmiston 6, Danielle Roney 6, Emily Glasscock 4, Lindsey Wren 3, Kasey McGirr 3, Hannah Dean 2.