Scott County vs. Lafayette (Girls)
11th Region Tournament (Semifinal)
Paul S. McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
March 3, 2017
Scott County coach Steve Helton started the following lineup: 5-9 So. Maaliya Owens, 5-8 Sr. Kadee Hudson, 5-11 Sr. Lauren Boehm, 5-5 Fr. Morgan DeFoor, and 5-11 Jr. Peyton Riddle. Lafayette coach Allison Denton countered with 5-9 So. Lindi DeBilzan, 5-8 Jr. Tekiya Garr-Carter, 5-11 Sr. Kiara Pankins, 5-6 Jr. Terri Abram, and 5-9 Jr. Caroline Bennett.
Lafayette raced out to a 21 point lead late in the third quarter and held on for a 78-70 victory over Scott County and a berth in the region championship game. The scores was tied six times and there were six lead changes in the game. Lafayette shot 51.7% from the field including two of eight from the three point line. Lafayette attempted 15 less shots (73-58) from the field than Scott County. The Lady Generals connected on 16 of 24 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 21 Scott County turnovers. Scott County shot 35.6% from the field including six of 20 from beyond the arc. The Lady Cardinals connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 47 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 19 Lafayette turnovers.
Tekiya Garr-Carter led Lafayette with 21 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Terri Abram added 19 points and six assists. Kiara Pankins recorded 17 points and eight rebounds. 5-11 So. Macey Goff chipped in with 11 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Caroline Bennett added seven points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
Peyton Riddle led Scott County with 21 points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, and four assists. Maaliya Owens added 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Lauren Boehm recorded 10 points, 14 rebounds, two blocked shots, and six steals. Kadee Hudson chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds. Morgan DeFoor added eight points including two three point baskets, seven rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.
Scott County (70) – Owens 15, Hudson 10, Boehm 10, DeFoor 8, Riddle 21, B. Ward 6.
Lafayette (78) – DeBilzan 3, Garr-Carter 21, K. Pankins 17, Abram 19, Bennett 7, Goff 11.
Between the two semifinal games tonight the regular season all regional team and coach of the year were announced. The players were Delaney Enlow (Woodford County), Mallie Cornett (Madison Central), J’Lyn Martin (Bryan Station), Autumn Herriford (Paul Laurence Dunbar), Carah Burdette (Bryan Station), Lindsey Johns (Madison Central), Mashayla Cecil (Paul Laurence Dunbar), Maaliya Owens (Scott County), Rebecca Cook (Franklin County), Peyton Riddle (Scott County), Kiara Pankins (Lafayette), and Princess Stewart (Franklin County). Coach of the year was Robert Cooksey (Madison Central).
A special thanks to the 11th Region Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.