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 HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagles still have a lot to learn, but coach Amber Courtney’s team learned a lot before Christmas competing in the Campbellsville Holiday Classic.

First and foremost, the young team learned about the importance of getting off to good starts.

In the first two games of the 8-team event, the Lady Eagles combined to scored 11 points in the first quarter in losses to Adair County and Meade County. In the final game of the tournament, against the host school, the Lady Eagles exploded for 22 points in the first quarter and then went on to beat Campbellsville 74-66 for the team’s second win of the season.

“We had a little heart-to-heart,” Courtney said of a team meeting after the 0-2 to the tourney. We played harder after that. We talked about being more aggressive in that first quarter than in the first two games.”

In the first game of the event, North Bullitt trailed Adair County 22-7 after the first quarter and ended up losing 69-54. It was worse a day later against Meade County as the Lady Eagles trailed 22-4 after one quarter of play before rallying to within four points in the fourth quarter before losing to the Lady Green Wave 68-60.

“As a whole we were disappointed losing that first game,” Courtney said. “We dug that hole.

“So, we got better as the tournament went on,” the coach added.  

Campbellsville

Holiday Classic

First Round

NORTH BULLITT 54 (7-16-11-20) Maria George 19, Savannah Morrison 17, Kasey McCoy 6, Shelby Morrison 3, Caitlin Montgomery 2, Bre Stewart 2.

ADAIR COUNTY 69 (22-13-11-22) Alex 2, Hali 5, McKenzie 23, Chandley 9, Katie 19, Preslie 6, Kassiai 2, Madison 2.

Consolation Round

NORTH BULLITT 60 (4-13-22-21) Savannah Morrison 18, Holly White 4, Kasey McCoy 12, Maria George 7, Caitlin Montgomery 2, Katie Downey 17.

MEADE COUNTY 68 (24-8-11-25) Cucino 2, Benton 9, Greco 12, Johnson 25, Schwartz 4, Turner 16, L. Luney 2, M. Luney 1.

Seventh-Place

NORTH BULLITT 74 (22-21-17-14) Savannah Morrison 20, Maria George 10, Kasey McCoy 9, Holly White 9, Reba Stice 7, Caitlin Montgomery 4, Katie Downey 12, Erin Dolan 1, Belle Leonard 2.

CAMPBELLSVILLE 66 (13-14-17-22) Sloane 11, Vaught 21, Watson 27, Boggs 5.