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Enlow collects 1,000th rebound in Lady Jackets' win

WCHS SOPHOMORE DELANEY ENLOW grabbed her 1,000th rebound on Thursday, Feb 1 in the Lady Jackets’ win over Western Hills. Enlow was presented with a ball prior to the game to commemorate her 1,000th point scored. Enlow said that she was unaware how close she was to the miletone for rebounding. (Photo by Bill Caine)

WCHS SOPHOMORE ABBIE HUDSON avoids a Western Hills defender during the Lady Jackets win on  Feb. 1 at the Hive. Hudson is averaging 9.7 ppg this season. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County Lady Jackets won a district matchup against the Western Hills Lady Wolverines, 61-53 on Feb 1. The Lady Jackets controlled the game by being relentless on the backboards and scoring on second-chance opportunities. WCHS sophomore Delaney Enlow had 17 rebounds in the game and collected her 1,000th career rebound midway through the fourth quarter.

“I wasn't aware that I was so close to a thousand,” said Enlow. “I was really surprised when they announced it. It's just nice to win a district game and get back in the win column. We have had a busy schedule and it does not look any easier for the next few weeks leading up to the district tournament. We'll be ready.”

The Lady Jackets began the game on a 4-0 run on a pair of jump shots by WCHS junior Nia Jaco. The Lady Wolverines answered with a 4-0 run of their own and tied the game. WCHS junior Abbie Hudson hit a wide open three-pointer and Enlow blocked two straight Western Hills shot attempts. Senior point guard Peyton Rose hit a three-pointer and Hudson hit her second from long range in the quarter to give Woodford a 17-9 lead.

In the second quarter, the Lady Jackets were aggressive and scored a majority of their points in the paint. Enlow scored nine points in the quarter including a pretty turnaround jump shot over a pair of Lady Wolverines. The Lady Jackets led 32-22 at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Lady Wolverines scored the first four points and trimmed the Woodford lead to six. Enlow responded with an offensive rebound and put back which was followed by a three-pointer from sophomore Abby Moffett. The Lady Wolverines began to drive the ball to basket and were able to get to the free throw line. The strategy was successful and Western Hills pulled within 10 points of the Lady Jackets by hitting four out of five at the line. Moffett made another three from the corner and the Lady Jackets took a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Western Hills would not go away in the fourth quarter. Their defense raised its intensity and created turnovers alowing the Lady Wolverines to cut the Woodford lead to nine points. Rose was fouled and sent to the line three times in the final minute and was 4 of 6 from the line. The Lady Jackets were led in scoring by Enlow with 18 points. Moffett scored 14 and Rose had 10.

“We survived tonight,” said WCHS Coach Steve Jaco. “We did not have the energy or spirit that we had last night and we were just tired. It was not our prettiest win of the season but it's a win and a district win. We know we have to play districts in their house so we better be ready to play when the time comes or we will be home early.”

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Lady Jackets fell to the Lafayette Lady Generals, 67-64 in overtime. Enlow scored 21 points for the Lady Jackets, Moffett added 18 and led Woodford in rebounding with eight. Rylie Grantz had 10 rebounds for the Lady Generals and Tekiya Garr-Carter scored 19 points.

The Lady Jackets have a busy schedule for the final two weeks of the regular season. Woodford will host Anderson County on Friday, Feb. 9 and Paul Laurence Dunbar on Feb. 14.

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