• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

Lady Jackets whip Frankfort for second time this season

WCHS SOPHOMORE ABBIE HUDSON attempts a shot in the Lady Jackets’ win over Frankfort High School on Jan. 26 at the Hive. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Lady Jackets crushed Frankfort, 60-29, on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Hive. The Lady Panther's offense was smothered by Woodford for the entire first quarter, being outscored 22-5. WCHS Sophomore Delaney Enlow blocked four shots in the first quarter and the Lady Jackets cruised the entire game.In the first quarter, The Lady Jackets started the game on a 9-0 run that included a three-pointer by sophomore Abby Moffett and a pair of baskets by Enlow in the paint. The Lady Panthers called timeout to slow down the Woodford attack but they were unsuccessful. Senior point guard Peyton Rose stole a pair of passes and turned them into easy assists to Enlow in the paint.In the second quarter, the Lady Jackets attacked on the offensive glass and scored six straight second-chance points. WCHS junior Nia Jaco was relentless in her rebounding effort, outhustling the Lady Panthers to multiple loose balls. Woodford led 35-13 at halftime.In the second half, the Lady Jackets continued their pressure on the defensive end. Enlow recorded her seventh blocked shot in the first minute of the third quarter and continued to dominate on the offensive end. Sophomore Kayla Harlow gave the Lady Jackets solid minutes down low blocking shots and scoring in the paint.In the fourth quarter, the referee's signaled for a running clock and the Lady Jacket reserves received a quarter's worth of playing time. The Lady Jackets slowed down their offense and ran out the clock. When the game was over, there was a scrum on the floor during post game handshakes. A Lady Panther player apparently spat on a Lady Jacket player which resulted in pushing and shoving on the court. Multiple people were ejected from the Woodford County High School gym.The WCHS Lady Jackets were defeated 57-42 by Madison Central on Thursday, Jan. 26. The Lady Jackets struggled keeping possession of the ball in the game and the Lady Indians capitalized on Woodford's miscues. The Lady Jackets played the game without senior point guard Peyton Rose who was ill.In the first quarter, The Lady Jackets scored the first five points of the game on a three-pointer by sophomore Abbie Hudson and a basket in the paint from fellow sophomore Delaney Enlow. The Lady Indians scored on a layup and Woodford pushed their lead to 9-2 on a pair of Enlow baskets. After a timeout, the Lady Indians had a pair of seven point runs to end the quarter and led 16-11 after the first quarter.The Lady Jackets cut into the lead in the second quarter with some sharp shooting from Hudson and sophomore Abby Moffett who each hit a three-pointer. The Lady Jackets took the lead briefly after a beautiful spin move and shot in the post by Enlow. The Lady Indians finished on a 7-0 run and led by six at the half.In the second half, The Lady Jackets scored the first six points of the third quarter but could not keep up the intensity. The Lady Indians filled Woodford's passing lanes and forced repeated turnovers. The Lady Jacket turnovers resulted in easy layups for the Lady Indians. Madison Central were able to run time off the clock in the fourth quarter by passing the ball around the perimiter and Woodford could not do anything but foul and the Lady Indians made their free-throws down the stretch.Boyle Co.The WCHS Lady Jackets defeated Boyle County, 52-49, on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Hive. The Lady Jackets trailed by eight points at halftime but raised their level of play in the second half outscoring the Lady Rebels 28-17 in the second half. Enlow was unstoppable in the post for Woodford scoring 19 points in the game along with 10 rebounds. The Lady Jackets hit their free throws down the stretch to secure the win.In the first quarter, the Lady Rebels started the game on a 6-0 scoring run. After a Woodford timeout, Enlow was fouled while scoring in the paint and made the free throw to complete the three-point play. The Lady Rebels then went on a 10-2 run to make the score 15-5, which prompted WCHS Coach Steve Jaco to call a timeout. When play resumed, WCHS sophomore Abbie Hudson nailed a three-pointer but the Lady Rebels answered with three three-pointers of their own. The Lady Rebels led 24-10 after the first quarter.In the second quarter, Moffett hit a three from the top of the key on the Lady Jackets' first possession. Jaco blocked a pair of shots on the same possession. She followed up the blocks by hitting a jump shot in the corner to cut the Lady Rebel lead to eight points.“I think we started to get it together midway through the second quarter,” said WCHS Coach Steve Jaco. “We started to play with more energy and were able to help on the weak side and that helped us get back into the game.”The Lady Jackets were much more aggressive in the third quarter diving for loose balls and tying up defenders for jump balls. Nia Jaco made her third block of the game which led to freshman Devan Champion scoring on a layup. Rose nailed a three from the top of the key and the Lady Jackets cut the lead to four points. After a Lady Rebel timeout, Enlow scored six unanswered points in the paint to give Woodford a two point lead heading into the fourth quarter.The Lady Jackets began the fourth quarter by going on a 4-0 run to take a six point lead. The Lady Rebels responded with a 5-0 run and cut the lead to one point with three and a half minutes to play. Both teams exchanged baskets and the Woodford lead remained at one point with 90 seconds to go. Moffett made a pair of free throws to raise the Woodford lead to three points. The Lady Rebels threw their inbound pass out of bounds and were forced to foul Woodford. Moffett missed two free throws down the stretch, but Enlow blocked a Lady Rebel shot attempt with 8.6 seconds left. The Lady Rebels missed a final shot attempt, and the Lady Jacket bench stormed the court to celebrate the come from behind victory.“I am very proud of how they played tonight,” said Coach Jaco. “Our girls competed hard and this was a great test for us. The schedule doesn't get any easier so we needed this one.”​

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