Lady Jackets drop a pair at home
The Lady Jackets fell short in their comeback bid as they were defeated by the Anderson County Lady Bearcats 51-46 on Friday, Feb. 9. Woodford struggled from the free throw line hitting only 11 of 21 attempts in the loss.
Anderson County started the game on a 4-0 run but the Lady Jackets answered with a 6-0 run sparked by sophomore Abbie Hudson's three-pointer. WCHS sophmore Delaney Enlow picked up her second foul mid-way through the quarter and was on the bench for the remainder of the half. Sophomore Kayla Harlow replaced Enlow and went to work on the glass. Harlow grabbed an offensive rebound and scored on the put back. The Lady Bearcats ended the quarter on a 4-0 run and led 14-12.
Hudson nailed a three-pointer from the wing to start the second quarter. The Lady Bearcats then went on a 13-0 run and held the Jackets scoreless for the next five minutes and took a 30-17 into the break.
After a 5-0 Lady Bearcats run to start the quarter. the Lady Jackets came storming back in the third quarter. Hudson hit a pair of three-pointers and Enlow went to work in the paint. Enlow scored on a pretty no-look pass from senior point guard Peyton Rose to cut the deficit to four points heading into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Bearcats held a two point lead with four minutes to play in the game and turned the ball over on consecutive possessions, but Woodford could not get a shot to fall. Anderson County made their free throws down the stretch to close out the game.
The Lady Jackets were defeated by the Harrison County Fillies 57-51, on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Hive. Woodford was short handed in the game as freshman Devan Champion was injured in the JV game earlier in the evening. Champion had been providing a spark off the bench for the Lady Jackets in recent weeks. The Fillies attack was led by junior guard Madison Kellione who scored 26 points in the game including three from long range. The Lady Jackets briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter, but the Fillies rallied back for the win.
In the first quarter, the Lady Jackets were looking to find offense and mustered only eight points in the quarter. Enlow led the Woodford squad with four points in the first eight minutes. Kellione scored six to lead Harrison County to a 10-8 lead.
Enlow was unstoppable in the paint, scoring 12 points and collecting 6 rebounds in the second quarter. WCHS sophomore Abby Moffett drained a pair of threes and the Lady Jackets took a 26-24 lead into the half.
In the third quarter, The Fillies outscored the Lady Jackets 15-7 and took control of the game. The visitors were able to spread around their scoring as the Jackets pushed their defensive efforts to slow down Kellione. Five Fillies scored in the quarter and the Lady Jackets trailed by seven.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Jackets came fighting back in the game. Woodford created three turnovers in a row and scored on all three opportunities. The Lady Jackets took the lead with four minutes to play. Harrison County called a timeout trailing by three with three minutes to play. The Fillies came out of the huddle and went on a 10-0 run and the Lady Jackets were forced to foul to keep the game alive. Moffett hit a late three-pointer but Harrison County hung on for the win. Enlow led the Lady Jackets with 29 points. Moffett scored 11.
“I think we had a great overall effort tonight,” said Jaco. “Rose, God bless her, nobody plays as hard as she does. “We broke down defensively a few times but I am very pleased with the fight we showed tonight. This was a tough team we lost to tonight. I believe they are second in their region and right now everything we do is to prepare us for the postseason tournaments.”