Hazard, Ky. — Lawrence Co. Girls basketball started the season 1-1 after a 70-27 victory on Thursday against Hazard.
The Dawgs picked up their first victory of the season with a road win over the Hazard Bulldogs.
Sophie Adkins led the team in scoring against Hazard on Thursday.
Sophie Adkins led the way with 17 points, Kensley Feltner chipped in with 15 points, Kaison Ward netted 12 points, Brooke Neal tallied 11 points, Emmallee Holt 8 points and Emily Artrip 7 points.
Lawrence Co. hit 11 three pointers and went 5 of 6 from the foul line.
LCHS 21 24 11 14 = 70
HHS 6 9 7 5 = 27
West Carter 63 Lawrence Co. 44
In the home opener on Tuesday the Comets shot lights out and came away with the victory.
Kensley Feltner looks to pass the ball in the Dawgs home opener.
Kensley Feltner led Lawrence Co. in scoring with 16 points, Brooke Neal hit double figures with 10 points, Kaison Ward and Emily Artrip had 6 points each, Sophie Adkins 3 points, Abby Nelson 2 points and Tyra Hammond chipped in with 1 point.
The Bulldogs hit 4 three pointers and went 4-8 from the free throw line.
WCHS 7 24 19 13 = 63
LCHS 14 13 10 7 = 44
Kaison Ward looks to inbound the ball against West Carter on Tuesday.
The Dawgs will return to the court with a trip to Salyersville to face Magoffin Co. on Tuesday before hosting Johnson Central on Friday night.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… What a great home opener for us. Great crowd and awesome atmosphere. Yes we came up short against a really good West Carter team but we wanted to be tested early and that’s what they gave us. This is a game in which we learned a lot about ourselves. We learned what we need to improve on and that’s what we want early in the season.”
“… The season is a marathon not a sprint so we want to take it game by game and improve to get better. We have a solid team and I love how my girls play. We are just working every day on being more disciplined and consistent. West Carter shot almost 58% from the floor and we shot
38%. It’s gonna be tough to overcome that shooting in any given game. We didn’t defend well and felt sorry for ourselves when our shots weren’t falling. We’ve told our girls we’re gonna have bad shooting nights and when that happens we still have to play defense regardless of what’s happening on the offensive end. We’ve worked hard this week to hammer that point through their heads.”
“… We went on the road Thursday to play a young Hazard team. We worked hard to figure some things out defensively and let our shooters get back on track. We need to take these early weeks and get better every game. The road doesn’t get any easier for us. We play Johnson Central and Shelby Valley in the next 2 weeks.”