Woodford County at Henry Clay (Girls)

Henry Clay High School
Lexington, Kentucky
February 12, 2004

2004 by Ron Harrison

Woodford County (17-7) at Henry Clay (16-5) 

Woodford County coach Jay Lucas started the following lineup:  5-7 So. Amber Penny, 5-7 Jr. Beth Nunnelley, 5-11 Sr. Blythe Brown, 5-7 So. Brittany Henderlight, and 5-7 7th grade Katy Cooke.  Henry Clay coach Scott Cromwell countered with 6-0 Sr. Mary Tobin, 5-8 So. Erica Coleman, 6-1 Sr. Abby Currens, 5-7 Sr. Jessie Birdwhistell, and 5-3 Sr. Johnna Lewis-Carlisle.

Henry Clay raced out to a 19-0 lead but had to survive a furious Woodford County rally to capture an 80-65 victory.  Woodford County pulled to within three, 45-42, in the third quarter, but could never complete the comeback.  Woodford County has been without their star 5-9 Jr. Destiny Mattingly because of a knee injury.  Coach Lucas did an excellent job tonight when the team got down 19-0 and the players showed a lot of heart and determination.  Henry Clay is not an average team, but a very good team that has developed depth over the season and could be a major threat come tourney time.

Jessie Birdwhistell and Johnna Lewis-Carlisle led Henry Clay with 19 and 17 points respectively.  Erica Coleman and 5-4 So. Lamisha Storey added 14 and 12 points respectively.  Woodford County was hampered tonight by foul woes but got some excellent play off the bench.  Brittany Henderlight and Katy Cooke led Woodford County with 20 and 10 points respectively.  Coach Lucas would probably like to have his team’s free throw shooting game every night as I had them unofficially connecting on 24 of 28 from the line.  I had Henry Clay connecting on 22 of 40 from the line. 

Woodford County 

6

24

22

13

-

65

Henry Clay 

21

18

22

19

-

80


 

Woodford County 

(65)

 - 

Penny 8, Nunnelley 0, Brown 7, Henderlight 20, Cooke 10, Freibert 4, Roberts 6, Wilson 8, Smith 2.

Henry Clay 

(80)

 - 

Tobin 6, Coleman 14, Currens 4, Birdwhistell 19, Lewis-Carlisle 17, Northcutt 3, Storey 12, Bibbs 5.  

 

Other Games of Interest (Girls)

Paul Dunbar

55

   Lafayette

50

 

Lexington Catholic

71

   Boyd County 

67

 

Paris 

68

   Estill County  

28

 

Lexington Christian  

37

   Pendleton County  

29

 

East Jessamine 

52

   West Jessamine 

42

 

Clark County 

60

   Western Hills

53

 

Berea

56

   Madison Southern

44

 

Franklin County 

53

   Montgomery County 

50

(OT)

Danville

58

   Frankfort 

47

 

Hart County 

74

   Glasgow 

28

 

Wolfe County 

77

   Menifee County 

45

 

Pulaski County 

56

   Somerset 

44

 

Russell 

64

   West Carter 

61

 

Clay County

59

   Harlan 

29

 

Ohio County 

78

   Owensboro 

50

 

Lee County 

56

   Owsley County 

50

 

Dawson Springs

59

   Trigg County

48

 

Anderson County

67

   Boyle County

50

 

 

 

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