It has been said that some nights you can shoot well enough to out score your opponent while other nights you can overcome poor shooting with good defense. However, you will rarely be successful if you fail to shoot or defend well in the same night. That was the story for the Bath County LadyCats on Tuesday night in Flemingsburg.
Bath County, riding a 4-game win streak coming into the 61st District match up with the Lady Panthers of Fleming County, was unable to do either. Falling behind 9-0 after the tip, Coach Newton called a timeout to settle his troops and remind them of the game plan. It seemed to work as the LadyCats roared back to tie the game at nine apiece and eventually take a 20-16 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Unfortunately, cold shooting and the inability to slow down the Lady Panthers’, Sidney Argo and Morgan Fern, allowed Fleming County to outscore the LadyCats in the second frame, 19-9, and take a 35-29 lead into halftime. Bath County managed to make only 2 field goals and 10 points in third quarter and trailed 51-39 heading to the 4th. The LadyCats clawed and fought despite foul trouble, but could only get as close as five points in the final period before falling 70-58.
McKenna Moore continued her scoring barrage, tallying 25 points and pulling down 6 rebounds. Abigail Henderson chipped in with 10 points and 6 rebounds, while Morgan McNabb came off the bench to drop in 12 points in her best output of the season.
Seven of McNabb’s points came in the third quarter. The LadyCats are back in action on Friday night at Rowan County in another 61st District showdown. Bath County will turn around and play a noon tip on the road at West Jessamine on Saturday afternoon.