Kentucky Challenge (Girls)
Lexington Catholic High School
December 11, 2010
Marion County (2-0) vs. Madison Central (1-0)
Marion County coach Trent Milby started the following lineup: 5-7 Sr. Shakila Goodin, 5-9 Jr. Bre Elder, 6-0 Fr. Alexus Calhoun, 5-7 So. Patrice Tonge, and 5-10 So. Makayla Epps. Madison Central coach Robbie Cooksey countered with 5-11 So. Ashton Feldhaus, 5-9 Sr. Jenna Cornelison, 5-10 Jr. Kristin Congleton, 5-6 Jr. Ashley Hinkle, and 5-6 Sr. Erica Parks. (Note: 5-5 So. Larryn Brooks did not play today).
Marion County hit their free throws down the stretch to defeat Madison Central 55-50 in a hard fought battle today. Marion County took a 35-18 lead in the third quarter and it appeared it would be an easy victory. However Madison Central went on a 16-0 run behind the offensive firepower of Jenna Cornelison and Ashton Fieldhaus to pull within one: 35-34.
Marion County led 37-35 after three quarters and Makayla Epps scored 12 points in the final quarter including eight free throws to secure the victory.
Marion County shot 33.3% from the field including three of 13 from the three point line. The Lady Knights connected on 13 of 20 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 14 Madison Central turnovers. Madison Central shot 35.3% from the field including five of 12 from beyond the arc. The Lady Indians connected on nine of 12 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored one point off 11 Marion County turnovers.
Makayla Epps led Marion County with 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and five steals. 6-1 So. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers added 17 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Jenna Cornelison led Madison Central with 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Ashton Feldhaus added 13 points including three three point baskets and pulled down five rebounds. Ashley Hinkle pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Marion County 13 14 10 18 - 55
Madison Central 10 8 17 15 - 50
Marion County (55) – Goodin 1, Elder 2, Calhoun 1, Tonge 6, Epps 19, Goodin-Rogers 17, May 3, Fenwick 2, Simpson 2, Powell 2.
Madison Central (50) – Feldhaus 13, Cornelison 17, Congleton 6, A. Hinkle 5, Parks 7, Miller 2.
Nelson County (1-2) vs. Lexington Catholic (1-3)
Nelson County coach Kelly Wood started the following lineup: 5-7 Jr. Shelby Maupin, 5-6 Jr. Ashley Wimsett, 6-3 So. Cierra Drake, 5-7 So. AJ Lewis, and 5-5 Jr. Megan Mattingly. Lexington Catholic coach Chelsea Chowning countered with 6-0 Jr. Alex Botkin, 5-10 Jr. Emily Johns, 6-0 Jr. Elizabeth Walton, 5-7 Jr. Bonnie Rhule, and 5-9 So. Octavia Wilson.
Lexington Catholic utilized their pressure defense and some excellent work on the boards to defeat Nelson county by a score of 82-50. Lexington Catholic held a 25-9 advantage in second chance points today.
Lexington Catholic shot 42.5% from the field including four of 12 from the three point line. The Lady Knights connected on 16 of 26 free throws, pulled down 56 rebounds, and scored 37 points off 26 Nelson County turnovers. Nelson County shot 34.6% from the field including two of 18 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cards connected on 12 of 22 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 20 Lexington Catholic turnovers.
Alex Botkin and Octavia Wilson led Lexington Catholic with 18 points each and pulled down eight and seven rebounds respectively. Emily Johns recorded a double double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Elizabeth Walton chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds.
Shelby Maupin led Nelson County with 15 points. Cierra Drake, AJ Lewis, 5-6 8th grader Caitlin Hagan, and 5-11 Fr. Kaylee Dickson each scored seven points.
Nelson County 10 9 15 16 - 50
Lexington Catholic 24 16 19 23 - 82
Nelson County (50) – Maupin 15, Wimsett 3, Drake 7, Lewis 7, Mattingly 0, Hagan 7, Harmon 4, Dickson 7.
Lexington Catholic (82) – Botkin 18, Johns 15, Walton 8, Rhule 4, Wilson 18, Blake 4, Pippen 3, Shaw 6, Corbett 4, Miller 2.
A special thanks to the Lexington Catholic Stats Crew Glenn Gentry and Gary Long for providing the comprehensive statistics fotr today’s games.