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Lady Eagles Even Season Record At Brashear
By David Sharp
Knox County scored the first 12 points and were never headed in a 76-26 win at Brashear. The Lady Eagles held an unofficial 39-22 rebounding edge along with a 12-4 advantage in team steals.
Knox County dressed eight players due to participation in the Scotland County JV Tournament.
Knox County (9-9) shot the ball better than in previous games. The Lady Eagles moved the basketball well during the February 2 contest, and were rewarded with good scoring chances.
“We just wanted to come out and play hard,” said KCHS coach John Weaver.
“We didn’t want them to dictate the pace of the game. Defensively we played well. Our shooting percentage was up. We played tough. We have a chance to make a run at our conference, even with one or two losses.”
Knox County hosted conference opponent Brookfield on February 6. The Lady Eagles outscored their hosts 22-8 in the second quarter and built a 38-12 lead. Knox County tossed in four three pointers in the second quarter, and six on the night.
“They played really well tonight,” said Brashear coach Heath Schneider of the Lady Eagles. “We just didn’t come out ready to play basketball tonight.”
Macy Rogers led Brashear (5-11) with 11 points and seven rebounds. Emily Ladwig scored either points with five rebounds. Sydney Slavin scored three points. Stephanie Elsea and Abby McKim put in two Lady Tiger points each. Brashear was 1-2 on the night from the free throw line.
Lorrie Peters scored 22 points with 14 unofficial rebounds for Knox County Tessa Ramer fired in 20 points along with five rebounds and a pair of assists.
Stacey Leckbee was the third Lady Eagle posting double figure scoring with 13 points. Leckbee had five rebounds, along with game high totals of six assists and five steals.
Myra Parrish scored nine KCHS points. Becca Mallett scored six points with seven boards. Katie Ausmus scored four points with five rebounds. Amanda Woods added two points and three steals.