Battle-tested Lady Jackets seek district crown
The Woodford County High School girls' basketball team is experienced and battle tested as they enter the 2018-19 season.
The Lady Jackets began last season with a four game winning streak including a pair of district wins.
Woodford fought their way into the district championship game but lost to Franklin County.
In the Regional tournament, the Lady Jackets let a lead slip away in the final minutes in an opening round loss to Dunbar. Woodford shot 43 percent from the floor and 33 percent from beyond the arc last year but free throws were a problem with the Lady Jackets only shooting at a 60 percent clip.
WCHS senior Nia Jaco had a solid debut season for the Lady Jackets. As a junior, Jaco was dependable on the backboards and brought a toughness to the starting five. She scored six points a game and added nearly nine rebounds. Senior Anna Manges was a key member of last year's team. Manges filled in at point guard after an injury to Peyton Rose. Manges handled the full court pressurer well and will bring that experience into her senior season. She averaged a point per game as a junior.
Senior Savannah Karbach played a key role off the bench for the Lady Jackets last season. Karbach has a solid mid range jump-shot and will bring a physical style of play to the Lady Jackets' defense.
Junior Delaney Enlow reached a pair of milestones last season when she eclipsed 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Enlow averaged 16 points a game on 65 percent shooting and added 10 rebounds per contest. Enlow is a matchup nightmare in the paint for opponents. She plays a physical game down low and toward the end of the season began developing a turn-around jump shot in the post. Junior Abbie Hudson has fantastic range from beyond the arc and can create her own shot. Hudson scored nine points a game last season and made 40 percent of her three-point attempts. The sharpshooter also added a pair of rebounds per contest.
Junior Kayla Harlow averaged five points a game for the Lady Jackets last season. Harlow and Enlow were a formidable presense in the paint when they were paired on the court together. Harlow averaged five rebounds last year.
Sophomore Ellie Dougherty was mainly a back-up point guard last season but her minutes increased as the season progressed. She averaged one point a game. Sophomore Adriana Jackson will also play guard for the Lady Jackets this season. She averaged one point per game last season. Sophomore Halee Hood and freshman Mackenzie Karo round out the varsity backcourt. The Lady Jackets officially kick off their season with Jacket Madness Nov. 16 at WCHS.