• Rick Capone, Sport Editor

Lady Jackets hand out season awards at banquet

The Woodford County High School girls’ basketball team celebrated its 2016-17 season at a banquet in the high school cafeteria on Wednesday, March 8. Woodford finished the season 14-19 overall, 7-9 in the region and 4-4 in the district. Then in the 41st District tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center, in what was its best performance of the season, Woodford defeated Western Hills 82-62 in the opener, but lost to Franklin County 68-33 in the championship game. The Flyers went on to finish second at the state tournament. The Lady Jackets then saw their season come to an end in the 11th Region tournament at Eastern Kentucky University, when they lost to Lafayette 61-54 in the opening round. During the season, freshman Delaney Enlow, who earned the Best Defensive award, had a stellar season, averaging a double-double a game with 13.5 points per game and 13.3 rebounds a game. She also had 233 deflections and 139 blocked shots. Junior Peyton Rose, who earned team MVP honors, averaged 11.4 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, while also dishing out 137 assists and making 67 steals. Freshman Abby Moffett, who shared the 110 percent award with Rose, was also strong this season. She averaged 12.6 points per game and had a 32.1 percent average from the three-point line. Freshman Kayla Harlow earned Rookie of the Year honors for making some key plays during the year, especially in the post-season. She averaged 45.8 percent in two-point shooting, 52.4 percent from the free-throw line and had 19 blocked shots. Sophomore Anna Manges shot 60.5 percent from the free throw line, 24.5 percent from the three-point line and 26.1 percent from two-point range. Freshman Abbie Hudson scored 220 points and pulled down 179 rebounds this year, while also averaging 55.9 percent from the free throw line. Freshman Kasey Abel scored 179 points, shot 65.7 percent from the free throw line and had 43 steals. As a team, Woodford scored 1,737 points this season and averaged 52.6 points per game. From two-point range, Woodford made 409 of 955 shots and averaged 42.8 percent, while from the three-point line they made 170 of 601 shots for a 28.3 percent average. Then, from the free throw line they made 409 of 642 shots for a 63.7 percent average. In rebounding, as a team, Woodford had 1,196 rebounds and averaged 36.2 rebounds per game. They had 379 offensive rebounds and 817 defensive rebounds. In addition, the team had 738 deflections, 229 steals and 381 assists. The one statistic that they struggled with all season long was turnovers. While they got better at protecting the ball as the season progressed, for the season, the Lady Jackets had 647. At the banquet, following dinner, WCHS head coach Jay Lucas handed out the team awards to his players. The honorees were: • Highest FG percentage: Delaney Enlow, 56 percent. • Highest FT percentage: Peyton Rose, 76 percent. • Highest 3PT percentage: Abby Moffett, 32 percent. • Most 3-pointers made: Abby Moffett, 79. • Most Rebounds: Delaney Enlow, 79. • Most Assists: Peyton Rose, 137. • Most Steals: Peyton Rose, 67. • Most Deflections: Delaney Enlow, 233. • Most Blocked Shots: Delaney Enlow, 139. * Captain Award: Peyton Rose. • Highest Academics: Kassie Cook. • 110 percent award: Abby Moffett and Peyton Rose. • Best Defense Award: Delaney Enlow. • Rookieof the Year: Kayla Harlow. • Team MVP: Peyton Rose.

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