• Thomas Mims, Woodford Sun Staff

Lady Jackets get back to .500 before Tuesday loss in Winchester

The Woodford County High School girls’ basketball team earned a district win Friday night with a 55-44 defeat of Shelby County before splitting Monday and Tuesday contests with Harrison County and George Rogers Clark. Shelby County, 55-44 win The last time the Lady Rockets and Lady Jackets played (Jan. 21), WCHS took an early lead and dominated the game to win 80-40. The rematch was much closer. Shelby County led 15-12 after the first quarter before Woodford made a run to tie the score at 18 with 5:34 to play in the second quarter and both offenses went on a frigid shooting spell to close the half. Neither team made a field goal for a three-minute stretch, with the lone point coming from a free throw by WCHS senior Abby Moffett that gave the Jackets a slim lead. Moffett came through again with eight seconds left in the half, knocking down a three-pointer to tie the game at 22 after a pair of Shelby County baskets. Moffett continued to make plays in opening minutes of the second half. She assisted on a Kasey Abel three-pointer to give WCHS the lead at 25-24, scored a basket to break a 25-25 tie, and then knocked down a three-pointer to give Woodford County the lead at 30-27 with six minutes left in the third quarter. The Jacket attack became more balanced the rest of the quarter. Five players scored the next five Woodford buckets as junior Niyaune Gentry scored, then seniors Abel, Abbie Hudson and Delaney Enlow each chipped in two points to hold the tie at 36-36 with seven minutes to play. Junior Halee Hood’s layup broke the tie and sparked a 14-2 run that put WCHS ahead 50-38. Over a 90 second span, Enlow took over, scoring nine unanswered points to down the Rockets. Enlow finished with a 14 point, 12 rebound double-double, Moffett added 16 points and Hood came off the bench to shoot four-of-six from the field and contribute nine points. Harrison County, 57-39 win Monday night’s win over the Fillies was significant, as it marked the third straight WCHS win and got the Jackets to the .500 mark for the first time since Dec. 3. The Fillies came out of the gate cold, going scoreless in the first five minutes as Woodford built a 9-0 lead with six points from Enlow. The WCHS seniors shared the ball well. Each of Enlow’s first three baskets came on assists from a different veteran (Abel, Hudson and Moffett). The passing became contagious. Seven different Jackets dished out assists in the first half on the way to a 33-14 halftime lead, including Enlow who led all scorers at halftime with 12 points. Her assist early in the second quarter gave WCHS a double-digit lead that it would never relinquish. As a missed shot came careening off the rim, it bounced its way to Hudson, who tossed it in the post to Enlow. The ball had barely touched Enlow’s hands before she found Hudson spotting up on the right wing for an open three that put the Jackets ahead 21-8. Enlow finished the game with 16 points, 10 boards and six blocks on eight-of-11 shooting. Hudson’s three kick-started a 15-5 Woodford run to build a 33-14 halftime lead. The Jackets cruised in the second half to the 57-39 final. The Jackets lost to George Rogers Clark in Winchester Tuesday night, 63-26. The Lady Jackets host Collins on Senior Night. Cermonies begin Thursday around 7 p.m.

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