• Bill Caine, Woodford Sports Sun Editor

Turnovers plague Lady Jackets in loss to Harrison County

The Woodford County High School girls' basketball team lost, 47-39, at Harrison County Monday, Feb. 4. Woodford was within four points at halftime, but fell behind in the third quarter and was unable to recover. The Fillies defense took control of the game in the third quarter, turning the Lady Jackets over repeatedly in the second half. WCHS junior Abbie Hudson opened the game with a three-pointer to give Woodford a 3-0 advantage. After stopping the Fillies on the defensive end, Woodford pushed the ball down the court and Enlow scored a basket in the paint to give the Lady Jackets a 5-0 lead. Harrison County responded with a three-pointer to cut its deficit to 5-3. After a pair of Lady Jacket turnovers, the Fillies went on a 5-0 run and took a 9-8 lead with 3:25 remaining in the first quarter. WCHS sophomore Ellie Dougherty picked up her second foul with two minutes remaining, and the Fillies hit a long three-pointer to take a 12-8 lead. Enlow made a terrific spin move in the paint and scored off the backboard. As time was expiring in the quarter, WCHS senior Savannah Karbach stole the ball and scored on a layup at the buzzer to tie the game, 12-12. Enlow hit a pair of free throws to score the first points of the quarter and WCHS freshman point guard Mackenzie Karo hit a jump shot to give Woodford a four-point lead. The Fillies went on a 6-0 run by capitalizing on Lady Jacket turnovers and tied the game with 1:25 remaining in the half. Harrison County senior Madison Kellione hit a pair of free throws, and sophomore Trenyce Kenney scored a basket in transition to give the Fillies a four-point lead at halftime, 22-18. Harlow scored the opening basket of the second half to cut Woodford's deficit to 22-20. The Fillies responded with a three-pointer and a free throw to take a six-point lead with six minutes remaining in the quarter. Kellione drained a three-pointer, then added a layup to increase the Fillies lead to 31-20 midway through the third quarter. The Lady Jackets trailed 35-25 at the end of the third quarter. Dougherty hit a pair of free throws to open the fourth quarter, but the Fillies responded with a bucket in the paint to move their lead back to 10 points. Harrison County forced a pair of turnovers by the Lady Jackets and expanded their lead to 39-27 with 5:10 remaining in regulation. Woodford went on a 4-0 run to cut its deficit to 39-31, but the Fillies scored in the paint to increase their lead to double digits with 2:29 to play in regulation. Harlow scored in the paint to cut the Fillies' lead to seven points, but was unable to get any closer down the stretch. Hudson led the Lady Jackets with nine points. Shelby County The Lady Jackets lost a nail-biter on the road, 44-41 at Shelby County Feb. 1. The Lady Jackets struggled offensively in the first quarter, scoring just six points. Woodford recovered from the slow start in the second quarter with seven points from Enlow and a three-pointer from Hudson to take a 21-20 at halftime. Jaco hit a three-pointer and Harlow added a pair of baskets in the paint to hold onto a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Enlow scored five points in the fourth quarter but the Lady Rockets hit 9-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Shelby County. Enlow led the Lady Jackets with 16 points and 12 rebounds. East Jessamine

The Lady Jackets dominated the Lady Jaguars in the second half on their way to a 32-point blowout victory. Ten different Woodford players scored in the game including five in double figures. The Lady Jackets dominated the glass with 44 rebounds in the game, led by Enlow with 12. Dougherty was Woodford's leading scorer with 13 points, and Harlow and Enlow each added 12.

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