Winter weather continues to get best of hoops

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By Mike Farner

 SHEPHERDSVILLE – Snow and cold keep getting in the way of the 2013-2014 high school basketball season.

While the Bullitt East Chargers did get to play in the Louisville Invitational Tournament on Friday and the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars made it to Seneca, those were the only game that local teams got to play on that day.

Worse, after no games were scheduled on Monday because of the MLK holiday, snow was back in the picture on Tuesday, cancelling all games. Five of the six scheduled games were district showdowns, meaning that all the games will have to be rescheduled.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the only game that had been rescheduled officially was the Bullitt East-Mercy contest. That game will now be played tonight, Wednesday, with the varsity contest slated for 7:30 p.m.

There were a handful of games played on Thursday of last week and one on Tuesday.


Boys’ Action

After consecutive losses for the first time this season, the Bullitt Central Cougars bounced back to their winning ways on Thursday as they traveled into Louisville and beat Collegiate 70-38.

This one was over early as the Cougars raced out to a 35-16 lead by halftime and they never looked back.

Bullitt Central (10-4) got 22 points from senior Jacob Wampler and 18 points from fellow senior Brett Bourland.


At Collegiate

BULLITT CENTRAL 70 (13-22-14-21) Chase Craddock 7, Zack Humphrey 6, Jacob Wampler 22, Brett Bourland 18, Colin Trent 4, Cameron Dukes 4, Ian Anderson 3, Roy Crable 4, Brandon Krebs 2.

COLLEGIATE 38 (5-11-8-14) Steenrod 1, Overstreet 21, Stevens 6, Hertzman 2, Foley 2, George 6. 


Girls’ Play

For the first time this season, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles didn’t have their ‘A’ game as they dropped a 62-55 decision at Presentation.

The green and gold had a really horrific first half as they managed to score just 14 points, a season low for a half. By halftime, the Toppers were up 32-14. North Bullitt still trailed by 18 points entering the fourth quarter before scoring 29 points to make the final score look closer.

North Bullitt (14-2) got 18 points from sophomore Katie Downey as well as ten points each from seniors Maria George and Savannah Morrison.


At Presentation

NORTH BULLITT 55 (8-6-12-29) Savannah Morrison 10, Maria George 10, Katie Downey 19, Erin Dolan 4, Rachel Badgett 8, Megan Goeing 2, Lauren Deel 2.

PRESENTATION 62 (14-18-12-18) Lindsey 9, Reynolds 4, Schroeder 8, Johnson 22, Hibbs 19.


The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars lost for the fourth straight time on Thursday as they fell 63-38 at Oldham County, but by getting to play on Friday at Seneca, the Lady Cougars snapped that losing streak with a 59-15 victory at Seneca.

Bullitt Central moved back to an even record at 8-8 with the split of games. The Lady Cougars have played only three games at home this season, but do have a high number of home games over the last four weeks of the season.


At Oldham County

BULLITT CENTRAL 38 (8-12-4-14) Sierra Graham 2, Emily McKnight 5, Breanna Richardson 10, Lexi Graham 11, Cortney Johns 3, Shelby Ross 1, D.J. Togood 1, Stephanie Still 5.

OLDHAM COUNTY 63 (14-11-19-19) Stewart 12, Wernert 4, Patrick 3, Kirk 8, McMurtrey 31, Davis 5.


BULLITT CENTRAL 59 (21-16-12-10) Lexi Graham 9, Breanna Richardson 9, Kasey Renfrow 7, Stephanie Still 7, Belle Leonard 4, Shelby Ross 7, Cortney Johns 5, Emily McKnight 2, Jordan Dawson 2, Kaitlyn Graham 3, Carlie Walls 2, Sierra Graham 2.

SENECA 15 (5-6-2-2) Starks 1, Motley 4, Young 3, White 4, Fant 1, Henry 2.