PAINTSVILLE, KY. — On Wednesday night the Lawrence Co. Lady Dawgs ( 12-5 ) defeated Johnson Central ( 10-10 ) for the first time since 2012 with a 57-54 nail biter on the road.
The Lady Dawgs were led by Kensley Feltner with 16 points and 6 rebounds, Lexi Ratliff tallied 13 points and 5 boards, Kylie Maynard 9 points, Brooke Neal 8 points, Kelly Davis 7 points and team leading 9 rebounds, Ellie Webb chipped in with 4 points.
LCHS hit 3 three pointers and went 14-18 from the foul line.
The Lady Dawgs will return to action tonight at 6:00 against District foe Floyd Central in the first game of Girl/Boy Double Header.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… We’re very proud of our girls effort against Johnson Central. We dug ourself a hole in the second quarter, was down by 10 battled back and cut it to 5 heading into the half. Finally took the lead in the 4th and was able to finish the game and not relinquish that lead.”
“…I feel playing the tougher competition we have for the last few weeks has helped prepare us for these close games. We have another tough game tonight. Floyd Central is one of the top teams in the region. They are solid at every position. We plan to come out battle and compete. We feel it will be a good test for us right now and will help us continue to grow and get better for post season play.”