Lady Dawgs claim 3rd place in Raceland tourney; Win 2 of 3 games to run record to 4-6 on season…
RACELAND, KY – The lawrence Co. Lady Bulldogs traveled to Raceland this past weekend to be part of an 8 team bracket that made up Mr. Micro Computers Ohio River Classic.
Coach Feltner’s young ball club won 2 out of 3 games played to claim 3rd place in the tournament. LC downed Owen Co. on Thursday night 54-36, took one on the chin the following night to a good East Carter team, 24-71 and came from behind to defeat the #4 team in Region 8, Henry Co., 42-33.
LC (4-7) began the Ohio River Classic by taking on the Owen Co. Rebels out of Region 8 and District 31 and still winless on the season, 0-11. The Dawgs had good performances out of juniors Savannah Cyrus and Shelby Hay. Cyrus had game high with 24 points to go with 8 boards, 2 assists, 1 block, & 2 steals.
Teammate Hay netted 11 points, had 5 boards, & 5 assists. Six other LC players scored for coach Feltner in the win as the team shot 43% from the floor and 80% from the free throw line.
The following night against the #13 team in the state, East Carter, LC was outplayed on both sides of the court to be handed their first loss of the tournament, 71-24.
On Saturday, LC competed for 3rd place in the tournament against the Henry Co. Ladycats. The Ladycats, also in Region 8 and District 31, are ranked #4 in their region and sport a 7-3 record.
Cyrus and Hay once again led the Dawgs in scoring as Hay sat out the entire 2nd quarter and LC went into halftime down by just one point. Cyrus led the team in scoring with 16 points and swatting 3 blocks on the night. Hay ended the night with 11 points, 6 assists, & 2 steals.
As a team LC shot 58% from the floor and 76% from the line.
Coach Feltner said: “We finished the tournament on Saturday finishing third out of 8 teams. On Thursday we played Owen County and defeated them 54-36. This game was over-all good for us. We played good defense, rebounded the ball well. Coming together as a team in this tournament. Savannah Cyrus recieved player of the game for her outstanding play this game. She had an awesome game with 24 points! Shelby did as well with 11. Both are playing well and leading this team right now.
Next on Friday we played number 13 ranked team in the state East Carter and they gave us a good thumping. We were definitely out manned in this game. East played 9 players throughout the game rotating them in and out and their defensive pressure was too much for us to handle.
Then on Saturday we played Henry County to compete for 3rd place out of 8 teams. Again this game we got in foul trouble and with Shelby Hay on the bench the entire second quarter with 2 fouls we still went into halftime with a 1 point lead. We pulled away from them in the fourth quarter and defeated them 42-33. It was a good game for our girls to come back from losing Friday to still being able to finish in 3rd place.
I was very proud of them for finishing strong in the tournament. Shelby recieved player of the game this game for scoring 11 points and having 6 assists and she didn’t even play the 2nd quater because of foul trouble. Savannah had 16, Caroline 4, Kara 2, Laken Fitch 7, and Kelly Lemaster 2.
We have a tough week ahead of us playing Pikeville at home tonight and going to Johnson Central on Friday. I just want the girls to play hard and compete in everything and if they give their best effort good things will happen. We are 4-6 right now and we are a much different more confident team than we were the first week of the season. Very proud of their efforts the last two weeks,”
The Lady Dawgs will be back in action Thursday, Jan. 3 as they travel to Johnson Co. to take on the Eagles in a big District 57 matchup.
LC vs Owen Co.
Cyrus – 24 pts, 8 reb, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals
Williamson – 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal
Fitch – 5 pts, 2 reb, 3 assists, 3 steals
Hay – 11 pts, 5 reb, 5 assists
Rucker – 1 reb
Lemaster – 5 pts, 1 reb
Bellomy – 1 pt, 2 reb
L. Chapman – 2 pts
Clevenger – 4 pts, 1 block
LC vs Henry Co.
Cyrus – 16 pts, 2 reb, 3 blocks
Williamson – 2 pts, 3 blocks
Fitch – 7 pts, 1 reb, 3 steals
Hay – 11 pts, 1 reb, 6 assists, 2 steals
Lemaster – 2 pts
Bellomy – 1 reb
Clevenger – 4 pts, 2 reb
Akers – 1 block