Lafayette vs. Clay County (Girls)
21st Annual Berea Holiday Classic (Championship)
Berea High School
December 21, 2014
Lafayette coach Allison Denton started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Dee Givens, 5-8 Fr. Caroline Bennett, 5-9 Jr. Aisha Conwell, 5-1 So. Lataya Winn, and 5-11 So. Kiara Pankins. (Note: 6-4 Sr. Ashante Thomas was not available to play today due to an injury in the Boyle County game). Clay County coach James Burchell countered with 5-8 Jr. Kelli Roberts, 5-7 Jr. Kashia Jackson, 6-0 Sr. Courtney Woods, 5-5 Sr. Ajaycia Cotton, and 5-6 7th Grade Kaylee Mathis.
Clay County defeated Lafayette 51-47 to capture the championship. Clay County shot 43.6% from the field including four of 11 from the three point line. The Lady Tigers connected on 13 of 17 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 10 Lafayette turnovers. Lafayette shot 30.8% from the field including four of 21 from beyond the arc. The Lady Generals connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 17 Clay County turnovers.
Ajaycia Cotton led Clay County with 25 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, and four assists. Courtney Woods added nine points, 11 rebounds, and three steals. Kelli Roberts chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds.
Dee Givens led Lafayette with 20 points and five rebounds. Kiara Pankins added 16 points and four rebounds.
Lafayette (47) – Givens 20, Bennett 2, A. Conwell 2, L. Winn 0, Pankins 16, Powell 4, Pruner 3.
Clay County (51) – K. Roberts 9, K. Jackson 0, Woods 9, Cotton 25, K. Mathis 4, Phillips 4.
All Tournament Team – Liza Tibbs (Dixie Heights), Asia Sims (Bourbon County), Emma Young (East Jessamine), Tiffany Meadows (Prestonsburg), Alex Hibbs (Presentation), Kelley Freeman (Madison Southern), Lindsey Johns (Madison Central), Emmie Harris (Boyle County), Lataya Winn (Lafayette), Dee Givens (Lafayette), Kelli Roberts (Clay County), Courtney Woods (Clay County), and Ajaycia Cotton MVP (Clay County).
A special thanks to WL Stats for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game and to Berea Coach Brittany Calhoun for the hospitality extended this week.
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