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SHEPHERDSVILLE - Snapping back from a poor outing in the Bullitt County Challenge, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers managed to do something that their two county rivals had failed to do earlier this season - beat Sixth Region rival Holy Cross.
On Tuesday, the Lady Chargers made an early trip to Dixie Highway and came back with a 57-39 decision. The game started an hour earlier than normal because of finals at both schools.
Bullitt East took advantage of the early start and raced out to a 30-18 halftime edge and they never looked back. The difference came in the second quarter as they had a 17-8 advantage.
The Lady Chargers scored at least 13 pints in each quarter.
Bullitt East’s offense was balanced as eighth-grader Lindsey Duvall led the way with 13 points. The red and gold also got 13 points from junior Taylor Blain and ten points from sophomore Kylee Willis.
The win moved Bullitt East to 5-2 for the season heading into last weekend’s Bullitt East Invitational Tournament. Coach Chris Stallings’ team was set to play four games in three days.
Holy Cross dropped to 3-5.
At Holy Cross
BULLITT EAST 57 (13-17-14-13) Cady Cornell 5, Taylor Blain 13, Kylee Willis 10, Lindsey Duvall 13, Taylor Williamson 1, Reagan Williams 7, Sara Stevens 6.
HOLY CROSS 39 (10-8-9-12) T. Weber 4, S. Morabito 22, Epperson 2, Miller 5, Lockwood 2, O. Morabito 4.
Lady Cougars Stumble
Coming out of the Bullitt County Challenge, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars had to go right back on the road last Monday and had a tough outing in Elizabethtown against John Hardin High School.
The contest was the third game in four days for the Lady Cougars and since the one off-day was a Sunday, the team was short on practice. That showed in the 54-40 setback.
“I don’t really like practicing on Sunday,” Bullitt Central head coach Kyle Roach said the next day. “We haven’t had time to fix anything. It’s kind of tough right now.”
The game was close for the first three quarters before the Lady Bulldogs started to pull away. John Hardin had a 13-12 advantage after one quarter and Bullitt Central was still within 24-19 at halftime and 35-29 heading into the final frame. That was when John Hardin pulled away with a 19-11 quarter.
Kayla Riggs scored 16 points for the Lady Cougars, but no other Lady Cougars scored more than the seven points turned in by Belle Leonard.
At John Hardin
BULLITT CENTRAL 40 (12-7-10-11) Kayla Riggs 16, Kristen Collins 5, Selena Yunt 4, Belle Leonard 7, Shelby Flener 4, Katie Hutchison 4.
JOHN HARDIN 54 (13-11-11-19) Small 9, Montgomery 21, Jackson 14, Stateman 7, White 3.
After three wins the previous week, the North Bullitt Eagles had a tough outing on Tuesday as they hosted an athletic Waggener squad and lost 70-44.
The leading scorers for the Eagles were Jarred George and Aaron Key with nine points each.
At North Bullitt
WAGGENER 70 (13-13-21-23) Ingram 15, Head 4, Wells 12, Stallard 3, Kirby 3, Relaford 10, Maddox 11, Dennison 2, Brooks 10.
NORTH BULLITT 44 (12-7-5-20) Jarred George 9, Zac Lamkin 4, Lucas Johnson 5, Jalen Ratliff 4, Zack Geralds 4, Aaron key 9, Ricky Dunnavan 5, Chase Mackenzie 2, Jordan Pate 2.