Louisa, Ky — Lawrence Co. ( 10-10 ) squandered an opportunity to sweep a good Tug Valley ( 9-3 ) team after leading at halftime before falling 82-79 Thursday night at the Dawg House.
The Lady Dawgs led 42-38 at the break and had a chance to win the game down the stretch but couldn’t capitalize.
Kensley Feltner who surpassed the 1,000 point barrier last week poured in 33 points, pulled down 16 rebounds and dished out 9 assists. Lexi Ratliff, who is closing in on 2,000 points and becoming the schools all time leading scorer had 13 points. Brooke Neal hit 4 three pointers for 12 points, Ellie Webb hit 3 three pointers for 9 points, Kyleah Ward 6 points, Kaison Ward 4 points and Tyra Hammond 2 points.
Lawrence Co. 56 Magoffin Co. 38 ( Tuesday )
The Lady Dawgs traveled to Salyersville and picked up a road victory to snap a three game losing streak.
Lexi Ratliff paced the Lady Dawgs with 24 points, Kensley Feltner tallied 14 points, Brooke Neal 10 points, Kaison and Kyleah Ward 4 points each.
Lawrence Co. will travel to Prestonsburg for a key 58th District Girl/Boy Doubleheader beginning with the Lady Dawgs at 6:00.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… Magoffin County was another road game for us but we were able to come away with a win even when we didn’t play our best game. Against a tough Tug valley team we did some really good things but just couldn’t finish the game. We led most of the game and even with 3:30 minutes to go had a 7 point lead. I called timeouts to get us organized for the last part of the quarter but we didn’t execute. I have to do a better job of preparing them in practice for those situations.”
“…We’ve played a tough schedule and knew we’d have some hard losses and I told the girls after the game I liked our intensity. They played hard the entire game. We had more assists than turnovers and rebounded the ball much better so parts of our game are really improving just closing them out with a lead is something we are still working on. We know these experiences will help us during tournament time. We have another tough task tonight playing Prestonsburg on the road. Big district matchup and our kids know how important this game is for our district standings. We just have to bounce back and take care of business against Prestonsburg.”