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Lady Jackets stumble at home to Great Crossing, double up West Jessamine 72-36

When they win, they win big. Coming off a 69-56 Saturday night loss to Great Crossing, the Woodford County High School girls’ basketball team picked up its largest victory of the season Monday with a 72-36 drubbing of West Jessamine. The win was the Lady Yellow Jackets’ fifth of the season — all five by 15 or more points. The 36-point margin was the largest for WCHS this season, and the 72 points were the second-most scored by the Jackets this season – and their most in a win. Woodford scored early and often on the way to a 21-7 first quarter lead and a 43-13 advantage at halftime. Perhaps the best thing to come out of the game, besides a team-wide confidence boost, was the experience given to the Woodford reserves as they closed out the victory. Senior Delaney Enlow spurred things early with a 19-point, 14-rebound night, but 13 Woodford players scored at least two points. Saturday’s 69-56 loss to Great Crossing and its coach - Woodford County High School alum Glenn Wilson Jr. – was spurred by GCHS junior Braylee McMath. The Lady Warhawks point guard went 10 of 15 from the field and added another three points at the free throw line to finish with 26 points and nine rebounds. Despite having no seniors and only two juniors, Coach Wilson has led Great Crossing to a 6-7 record after an 0-5 start. Enlow led the charge offensively with six of the Lady Jackets’ first eight points, as Woodford built an early 8-5 lead. She was only outdone by McMath, who scored on a layup in the game’s opening seconds, knocked down a three-pointer minutes later and scored six unanswered points to swing the game in favor of the Warhawks. McMath ended the quarter with 11 of Great Crossing’s 17 points as Warhawks built a 17-14 lead to end the quarter. The Jackets came as close as 20-19 early in the second quarter before a 13-3 run by Great Crossing widened the margin to 33-22. At halftime, WCHS trailed 41-31. Moffett buried a pair of three-pointers and senior Kayla Harlow added a basket to spur an 8-2 Woodford County run out to begin the second half, but again GCHS pulled away, scoring six straight and holding Woodford scoreless for three minutes. The Jackets returned the favor, shutting the Warhawks out for the final three minutes of the quarter to close the gap to 49-44 through three quarters. The game of runs continued as Great Crossing scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to pull ahead 58-44 and deliver the game-clinching spurt to put the Jackets away. Woodford was led by Moffett’s outside shooting. Fifteen of the senior’s 20 points came via five three-pointers and Moffett also brought in a team-high eight rebounds. The Jackets got a 13-point performance from Enlow, and sophomore Mackenzie Karo contributed a season-high 12 points. “It honestly felt like I was just playing basketball again,” said Karo. “Even though we lost, we really started to click.” The sophomore pulled her weight and then some Saturday after contributing to a junior varsity win moments before the varsity game. “I had to balance my energy … I kind of saved my energy for the varsity game as much as I could while also trying to give the JV team my effort to help get the win,” said Karo. That performance carried over for Karo with another 11 points against WJHS. The Lady Yellow Jackets traveled to Bourbon County Wednesday night to play the 10-7 Lady Colonels. Coverage from that game can be found on the Sun’s social media accounts.

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