• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Lady Jackets do well at Transy basketball camp

The Woodford County High School girls’ basketball teams – varsity, junior varsity and freshmen – travelled to Lexington Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16, for the Transylvania University girls’ basketball camp. The overnight camp has been on the Lady Jackets’ summer schedule the last few years and has helped the team begin preparations for next year’s basketball season, as well as being a good bonding-time for the players. “Three days at the Transy team camp together gave us an opportunity to learn more about each other,” said Woodford head coach Jay Lucas. “I saw many good things on the court in our 17 games (lots of basketball). We fought through some tough games and got a few wins on the varsity and JV level.” Overall, the varsity team finished 4-4 and were in the final eight of the tournament on Thursday. “The other varsity coaches were amazed that we started four freshmen and brought four sophomores off the bench with one junior starter and one junior off the bench,” said Lucas. The varsity lost to Perry County Central 49-45 in its opener, then defeated Bracken County 46-28. On day two, they lost to Rowan County 46-33, defeated Roberson County 47-27, and lost to Floyd Central, Ind., 37-32. On Thursday, Woodford played in the tournament and won its game against Perry Central by forfeit, then defeated Robertson County 30-19 before losing to Brownstown, 37-30, to end their week at the camp. The JV team finished with a 2-3 record, which gave Lucas an opportunity to “experiment” with lineups. The junior varsity opened with two losses, the first to Chesapeake, Ohio, 29-24; and the second to Floyd Central, Ind., 28-20. The team rebounded and won its next two on the second day of camp, defeating Robertson County 28-27 and Rowan County 36-19. In the tournament on Thursday, the JV Lady Jackets lost to Allen County 24-12 to end their week of play. The freshman team (eighth graders) finished 0-4. But, according to Lucas, the team “played hard” in all of their games. “Remember this was … the first time I have had the opportunity to work with them (and) they played hard and gave a great effort.” In their games, the freshmen lost to Owsley County 21-14, Perry County Central 48-12, Anderson County 21-6, and Brownstown 42-23. This week, Woodford hosted its annual LadyJacket Summer Classic, Monday through Wednesday, June 20 to 22. A story will appear in next week’s Woodford Sun.

SUMMER CAMP TIME. The Woodford County High School girls’ basketball teams participated in the Transylvania University girls’ basketball camp, Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16. Playing at the overnight camp has become a yearly tradition for the Lady Jackets. Here, Woodford head coach Jay Lucas gives his team some instructions during halftime of one of the games. (Photo by Rick Capone)

Freshman Delaney Enlow powers her way to the basket during a Lady Jackets' game at the Transylvania University girls’ basketball camp, Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16. (Photo by Rick Capone)

Sophomore Anna Manges dribbles around a defender during a Lady Jackets' game at the Transylvania University girls’ basketball camp, Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16. (Photo by Rick Capone)

Freshman Kasey Abel looks for a teammate for a pass during a Lady Jackets' game at the Transylvania University girls’ basketball camp, Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16. (Photo by Rick Capone)

Junior Peyton Rose shows her athletic ability as she jumps high before making a pass to a teammate during a Lady Jackets' game at the Transylvania University girls’ basketball camp, Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 to 16. (Photo by Rick Capone)

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