Knox County Girls Take Second Win At Novinger
By David Sharp
Knox County dominated a December 12, varsity girls’ game at Novinger and came away with a 52-16 victory. The Lady Eagles (2-0) could not get first quarter scoring chances through the cylinder, but heated up with a 18-2 second quarter run to a 25-6 halftime lead.
“I have no qualms about how we played the whole night defensively,” said KCHS coach John Weaver. “We had good ball pressure. We made it hard for them to get into their offense. We knew we would have to hit some shots against their 2-3 zone to play well. Early in the game, we were not able to do that.”
Knox County dominated floor play but could not score early on. Tessa Ramer nailed a three pointer with 1:30 remaining in the opening period snapping a two all tie.
Sara Tallman pulled the Lady Wildcats back within a one point deficit with 17 seconds to play in period one. Stacey Leckbee scored with two seconds to go in the first quarter for a 7-4 Knox County edge.
Katie Ausmus broke the ice with an early second quarter 16 footer. Tessa Ramer sank a pair of three balls. Samantha Daniels put an offensive board in the bucket for the lone Novinger points of the second quarter around the four minute mark.
Knox County hit the boards hard most of the night. Lorrie Peters stole the ball and fed Katie Ausmus, capping a 9-0 Lady Eagle run to a 25-6 halftime lead. The Lady Eagles had problems finishing scoring chances most of the game. Knox County outscored Novinger 27-8 in the second half and took the 52-16 victory.
“We opened it up in the second half,” said Coach Weaver. “We had some key shots here and there. We really didn’t have any offensive consistency. As long as we can continue to play well on the defensive end of the floor, the offense will come along.”
Lorrie Peters scored a game high 14 Knox County points. Tessa Ramer sank 11 points. Stacey Leckbee was the third Lady Eagle in double figures with ten points.
Katie Ausmus tallied eight Knox County points. Amber Ausmus scored four, Myra Parrish scored three and Amanda Woods added two Knox County points. Renatta Blackorby, Kelsey Potter and Sara Tallman led the Lady Wildcats (0-4) with four points each.