Lady Eagles Take Third Conference Win
By David Sharp
Knox County doubled Milan’s second quarter point total in January 27 Tri-Rivers Conference girls’ play at Milan (5-5, 0-1) and went on to a 64-34 victory. Tessa Ramer led all scorers with 16 points.
The Lady Eagles (8-7, 3-1) jumped out to a 19-11first quarter lead. KCHS defensive pressure created offense. The Lady Eagles had nine players score and 12 people participate. Knox County was without Amber Ausmus, who was unable to play due to a knee problem.
“We had good offensive continuity early in the game,” said Knox County coach John Weaver. “We were able to get turnovers off our press. We probably had 25 points off transition. Tessa Ramer, Lorrie Peters and Amanda Woods got going early. They scored double figures and probably played about 20 or 25 minutes.”
Knox County led 37-20 at the half. The Lady Eagles outscored Milan 19-10 in the third quarter and led 56-30 entering the final period. Lorrie Peters scored 15 points. Amanda Woods was in double figures with 14 points.
Stacey Leckbee tossed in six KCHS points. Hannah Dale and Kathleen Hinkle scored four points each. Katie Ausmus scored three points and Mariah Mauck added two points.
The Lady Eagles improved their free throw shooting to 11 of 14 for 79% as a team. Milan connected on 15 of 21 tries from the charity stripe for 71%. Carly Bohle led the Lady Wildcats with 13 points.