Lincoln County vs. Madison Central (Girls) (Championship)
Elite Insurance Lady Lion Classic
Garrard County Middle School
December 29, 2016
Lincoln County coach Cassandra McWhorter started the following lineup: 5-11 So. Emma King, 5-8 Sr. Jenna King, 5-11 So. Kaitlynn Wilks, 5-5 So. Maddy Boyle, and 5-7 Sr. Logan Godbey. Madison Central coach Robert Cooksey countered with 5-10 Sr. Lindsey Johns, 5-10 Sr. Charity Mack, 6-0 Sr. Mallie Cornett, 5-4 Jr. Bailee Vanover, and 5-7 Sr. Kasi Schneid.
What a difference two weeks make!!! On December 16th Madison Central traveled to Lincoln County and was throttled 81-47 to drop their record to 1-5. Fast forward to December 29th and Madison Central pulled away in the final minutes to defeat Lincoln County 55-44 and improve their season record to 9-5, a 45 point turn around. Lincoln County led 39-35 after three quarters but the Madison Central coaching staff did an excellent job keeping the team calm and focused and the Indians outscored the Patriots 20-5 in the final period. There were eight lead changes and 11 ties in this game.
Madison Central shot 41% from the field including three of 15 from the three point line. The Indians connected on 20 of 26 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored four points off 12 Lincoln County turnovers. Lincoln County shot 27.9% from the field including seven of 27 from beyond the arc. The Patriots connected on three of four free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 18 Madison Central turnovers.
Mallie Cornett led Madison Central with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocked shots. Cornett was four of five from the field and six of six free throws. Lindsey Johns added 13 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Kasi Schneid recorded 10 points including two three point baskets and seven rebounds. Charity Mack also scored 10 points and pulled down six rebounds. Bailee Vanover chipped in with seven points, four rebounds, and five assists.
Emma King led Lincoln County with 19 points including four three point baskets. Maddy Boyle added eight points and four assists. Jenna King recorded seven points and six rebounds. 5-9 So. Zaria Napier pulled down seven rebounds.
Lincoln County (44) – E. King 19, J. King 7, Wilks 4, Boyle 8, Godbey 0, Napier 4, Southerland 2.
Madison Central (55) – Johns 13, Mack 10, Cornett 14, Vanover 7, Schneid 10, Todd 1.
All Tournament Team – Sis Logan (Garrard County), Ameran Steele (South Laurel), Ashtyn Bell (Wayne County), Delaney Enlow (Woodford County), Jay Ballard (Lexington Catholic), Madison Kalb (Bracken County), Grace Combs (Lexington Christian Academy), Emmie Harris (Boyle County), Hope Kelley (Rockcastle County), Lauren Preston (Johnson Central), Jenna King (Lincoln County), Kaitlynn Wilks (Lincoln County), Bailee Vanover (Madison Central), Lindsey Johns (Madison Central), and Mallie Cornett (Madison Central).
A special thanks to the Madison Central Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.