Lincoln girls go cold in opener at South Oldham

Burgin girls, Casey boys fall

December 30, 2003

Lincoln County continued its shooting struggles, hitting just three of 25 3-point attempts against undefeated Owen County in the first round of the South Oldham Holiday Tournament Monday at Crestwood.

The Patriots (2-7) hit their first two 3-pointers, then went 1-for-23 from behind the arc the rest of the game.

"We're not sticking the ball in the hole," Lincoln coach John Kolasa said. "That's it in a nutshell. We went cold and didn't get back well in transition, and it cost us."

Lincoln trailed by just two at the half (31-29), but then was outscored 46-14 in the second half by Owen (8-0).

Jenny Ralston led Lincoln with 10 points and there steals and Jamie Duncan had a team-high five rebounds.

Lincoln was 15-for-54 (28 percent) from the floor and 10-for-17 (59 percent) on free throws.

Pendleton County 59, Burgin 39 - At Covington, Burgin couldn't hang onto the ball or a lead, losing in the third-place game of the Villa Madonna Classic Monday.


Burgin had 32 turnovers in the game, 19 in the first half, but still led 11-10 after one quarter and was tied at 25-all at halftime.

"We played a really nice first half for as sloppy as we'd played," Burgin coach Keith Monson said. "Being tied with such a good team made me feel pretty good, but we came out and just struggled in the third quarter."

The Bulldogs managed just three points in the third, and Pendleton held a 10-point advantage after that quarter and continued to pull away in the fourth.

Burgin was led by Bev Harris with 10 points, while Taylor Bottoms and Stephanie Stewart each had four rebounds. The Bulldogs hit 12 of 27 shots from the field (44 percent) and only 12 of 21 (57 percent) free throws.

Bottoms was named to the all-tournament team.


Conner 49, Casey County 40 - At Stearns, a cold second quarter cost Casey fifth place at the Arby's/KFC Classic.

The Rebels led 12-10 after one quarter against Conner, but scored just two points in the second quarter.

"The second quarter, we had a hard time shooting the ball," Casey coach Shawn Conley said. "We went real cold. Defensively, we played really well throughout the game, but the key was that second quarter. Conner took advantage of that and went on a little run."

Casey stayed within three points for much of the second half, but Conner put together back-to-back baskets midway through the fourth to open up a seven-point lead. Casey was forced to begin fouling, and Conner hit eight of 11 free throws to close out the game.

Conley said he was pleased with his team's effort against Conner, which started a front line of 6-8, 6-7 and 6-4.

"The kids did a really good job of limiting them to one shot, and we were able to give ourselves an opportunity to win the game," Conley said.

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