• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Lady Jackets defeat Model during long road stretch

In their longest stretch of road games this season – six games in total from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16 – the Woodford County High School girls’ basketball team defeated Model 60-46 in Richmond on Saturday. Earlier in the week, they were on the road in Richmond and lost to Madison Southern 64-54, and then on Tuesday, they faced Boyle County and lost 90-52. With those games complete, Woodford is now 10-10 overall, 5-4 in the region and 2-3 in the district. In the win over Model, Woodford had a slow start, but then came on strong with three players scoring in double figures to get the 60-46 win. “A slow start but better than Friday night (against Madison Southern),” said Woodford head coach Jay Lucas. “(We had a) big second half to win 60-46 after being down by two at halftime. (We) scored 40 points in the second half of the game” to get the win. Junior Peyton Rose led the team with 19 points, five assists and five steals, while freshman Delaney Enlow had a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. In addition, freshman Abby Moffett was also on her game, scoring 17 points and getting eight rebounds. Also, freshmen Abbie Hudson had four points and three assists and Kasey Abel had three points and seven rebounds. Coming off the bench and helping the team were freshman Kayla Harlow, who had three points and eighth-grader Devan Champion, who had two points. In the loss to Madison Southern, Woodford also had a slow start, but managed to rally to within five points near the end of the game before the Lady Eagles stopped the rally and got the win, 51-54. “(We had a) slow start; only 10 first-half points,” said Lucas. “But, we came back with a very good second half with 44 points, and cut a 20-point lead to five with one minute to go.” But, the Madison Southern pulled out the win. In the game, Woodford had three players score in double figures. Hudson led the team in scoring with 18 points. She also had five assists. Rose had 14 points and four assists, while Moffet had 12 points; nine points on three 3-pointers. Enlow was strong under the basket once again. She scored eight points and had 12 rebounds. Meanshile, Abel scored two points and had eight rebounds. Then in the loss to Boyle County on Tuesday night, Woodford was hampered with 28 turnovers – too many to have a chance of winning the game. “Too many turnovers; 28 for the game, 23 in the first half,” said Lucas. “We have been doing a better job with the ball handling lately, but reverted back to careless passes and turnovers against their pressure.” Two players scored in double figures for the Lady Jackets. Rose and Moffett led the team with 13 points each. Rose also had five assists. Enlow and Hudson had eight points each. In addition, Enlow had 12 rebounds and Hudson had three assists. Sophomore Abbey Peterson had four, junior Carrie Collins had three, Abel had two and Manges had one. Next up, Woodford finally returns home to the friendly confines of The Hive on Saturday, Jan. 28, where the Lady Jackets will play Frankfort in their final regular season district game. Game time is 6:30 p.m. “Frankfort is important for us in that we want the No. 2 seed (in the 41st District tournament. Although it does not matter because we will play Western Hills anyway, we would still rather be the No. 2 seed than the No. 3 seed.

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