Lady Eagles Pull Our Fourth Quarter Victory
By David Sharp
Knox County (3-3) powered to a 22-6 fourth quarter scoring run and outlasted Novinger (1-4) by a 47-31 final score in December 18, non-conference varsity girls’ action. Lorrie Peters and Stacy Leckbee led Knox County with 13 points each. Katelyn Brawner scored a game high 22 points for the Lady Wildcats.
The contest was close most of the way. Freshman Stacey Leckbee tossed in three home run balls during the first half. Returning all Tri-County Conference forward Katelyn Brawner hammered home all but one of the Lady Wildcats’ 15 first half points.
The Lady Eagles held a slim 17-15 halftime edge. Novinger was able to take a 23-17 lead midway through the third period. Knox County outscored Novinger by a slender 12-10 margin during the third period. The Lady Eagles led 29-25 after three quarters of play.
“We put the press on and our defense did it for us,” said Knox County coach John Weaver. “Myra Parrish came in and had a few steals. We got some lay ups. We caught some fire midway through the third and all the way through the fourth quarter.”
“We scored 30 points in the last 11 minutes of the game,” said Coach Weaver. “We struggled offensively. We didn’t execute the way we wanted to. Our pressure got to them. We were able to get the victory.”
Katie Ausmus fired in seven KCHS points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists. Nine different Lady Eagles dented the scorebook. Amanda Woods scored four Knox County points. The Lady Eagles pulled down 38 team rebounds.
Myra Parrish recorded six of the Lady Eagles 21 steals. Knox County dished our 14 team assists and limited their turnovers to 12. The Lady Eagles sank ten of 18 free throw attempts. Novinger went 10-17 from the free throw line. Amber Ausmus came off the bench and scored three Knox County points.
Lorelei Schlueter, Tessa Ramer and Myra Parrish scored two points each. Becca Mallett added one Knox County point.