• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Lady Jackets place sixth at Father Lopez tournament in Daytona

The Woodford County High School girls' basketball team fell to Grace Christian 78-69 in the fifth-place game of the Father Lopez Tournament in Dayton, Fla Saturday, Dec. 29. The Lady Jackets put up a fight in the tournament finale but fell short. Junior Delaney Enlow led the way in the first quarter with seven points, and junior sharpshooter Abbie Hudson added a three-pointer. Hudson scored again from beyond the arc for three of her six points in the quarter, and junior Kayla Harlow scored six to give Woodford a 32-29 lead at halftime. The Lady Jackets caught fire from beyond the arc in the third quarter. Hudson sank three threes, and senior forward Nia Jaco splashed a three. The Lady Rams were hot from the field as well and rallied to take a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Lady Rams outscored Woodford 26-18 in the fourth quarter. Hudson scored six points in the fourth quarter and Harlow and Enlow each added five but the Lady Jackets could not stop the scoring barrage from the Lady Rams down the stretch. Hudson led the way with 24 points, Enlow had 16, and Harlow added 15. Second Round The Lady Jackets advanced to the fifth-place game with a 53-43 win over Monsignor Pace (Miami, Fla.). Woodford's scoring was balanced throughout the contest with Enlow doing the most damage, scoring 17 points. The Lady Jackets tried to get the ball inside to Enlow and Harlow early, and the duo responded with seven points combined in the first quarter. WCHS senior Savannah Karbach made a couple of baskets in the second quarter, and Hudson hit a three-pointer in the second quarter to give the Lady Jackets an eight points lead late in the half. In the third quarter, the Lady Jackets' offense stalled for only seven points but Hudson hit another three and a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter to give the Lady Jackets offense some life. Woodford held on for the win with Harlow scoring 11 points, and Hudson had eight. First round The Lady Jackets dropped the opener of the tournament with a 51-25 loss to Fernandina Beach. The Lady Pirates came into the game with a 14-1 record in their conference and ranked 26th in the state of Florida. The Lady Pirates featured three starters who average in double digits. The Lady Jackets scored eight points in the first quarter with Enlow leading the way with five. Over the next two quarters, the Lady Jackets mustered just six points and fell behind by 25 points in the third quarter. Enlow scored seven of her 11 points in the fourth quarter, but Woodford could not cut the large deficit.

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