Reunited Casey girls victorious

Burgin, Lincoln and Garrard also win

February 24, 2004

Casey County's girls finally had its intended starting lineup for this season together Monday, and the Rebels took full advantage in the second half to pull away from visiting Adair County for a 58-48 victory at Liberty.

Casey didn't lose any starters from last year's team, but hadn't seen that same lineup together at any point this season due to injuries.

By the second half, it all came together for Casey, which outscored Adair 19-9 in the third quarter.

"We changed our press there and started the quarter with a 7-0 or 8-0 run," Casey coach Randy Salyers said. "We broke it open right there."

Beth Patterson scored 17 points and Meagan Murphy added 14 for Casey. Tabitha Yaden had seven points, five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes in her second game back after a knee injury.


Casey hit 17 of 38 shots for 44.7 percent, and connected on 23 of 35 free throws for 65.7 percent. The Rebels also grabbed 33 rebounds.

ADAIR (7-16) - Chelsea Lucky 9, Laura Walker 13, Laura Grant 3, Kara Feece 4, Cala Price 10, Whitney Humphress 8, Chene Smith 1.

CASEY (10-15) - Lindsey Hoskins 7, Lindsay Wilson 7, Kelli Warner 6, Beth Patterson 17, Tabitha Yaden 7, Meagan Murphy 14.

Burgin 49, Bourbon County 36 - At Burgin, Taylor Bottoms had a double-double and drew within 11 points of the 1,000 point club.

Bottoms had 11 rebounds and 18 points, giving her 989 points for her career. She has a chance to join the club in her sophomore season when Burgin travels to Williamsburg Friday.

The Bulldogs (16-11) trailed 23-22 at the half, and coach Keith Monson said he was disappointed in his team's play.

"We were not attacking the basket like we should have," Monson said. "In the second half, we played some really good defense. It's a real good win for us."

Burgin held Bourbon to 13 second-half points.

The Bulldogs hit 19 of 40 shots, including 16 of 26 (62 percent) on 2-pointers, and also grabbed 27 rebounds. Stephanie Stewart scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebound, and Bev Harris had four assists.

BOURBON - A. Livingood 2, I. Livingood 4, McIntyre 8, E. Livingood 5, Sponcill 2, Stewart 15.

BURGIN (16-11) - Bev Harris 5, Amanda Carey 4, Taylor Bottoms 18, Stephanie Stewart 5, Andrea Warner 8, Clara Sanders 4, Ericka Waggener 5.

Lincoln County 76, Monticello 64 - At Stanford, Lincoln scored 28 points in the second quarter and held on to defeat Monticello.

The Patriots led 43-27 at halftime and withstood a 27-point fourth quarter by Monticello for the victory.

Jamie Duncan led three Patriots in double figures with 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting, and Jessica Ryan had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan hit eight of 13 shots and also had two steals.

Jenny Ralston had 15 points, seven assists and two steals for Lincoln.

The Patriots hit 32 of 56 shots (57 percent) and grabbed 36 rebounds. Lincoln had 21 assists and 13 steals.

Monticello was led by Meg Phillips with 31 points, including six 3-pointers.

MONTICELLO (6-17) - Audra Turner 8, Heather Carrender 6, Meg Phillips 31, Sierra Adams 9, Erin Foster 2, Rachel Briston 7, Molly Vaughn 1.

LINCOLN (9-17) - Jenny Ralston 15, Jamie Duncan 19, Megan Pitts 3, Jenny Jones 4, Jessica Ryan 16, Gwen Hardwick 5, Shawna Noakes 4, Amber Statham 8, Shakelia Miller 2.

Garrard County 64, East Jessamine 51 - At Nicholasville, a late run pushed the Golden Lions to the win.

East Jessamine tied the game at 48 with about four minutes to play, but Garrard closed the game out on a 16-3 run.

Freshman Sydney Napier scored 16 points to lead Garrard, while Abby Parsons had 12 and Ashley Meadows and Wendi Logan each scored 11.

Garrard was outrebounded 54-38 and was led by senior Kia Howard with eight boards.

Garrard was 18-for-48 (38 percent) from the field, including 3-for-10 on 3-pointers. The Lions also hit 19 of 38 free throws (50 percent).

GARRARD (10-15) - Kia Howard 7, Chelsea Denny 3, Abby Parsons 12, Ashley Meadows 11, Wendi Logan 11, Sydney Napier 16, Tamara Rothwell 4.

EAST JESSAMINE (10-11) - Knasel 3, Duke 6, Sexton 13, L. Richardson 21, Ru. Byrd 5, Perkins 1, Thomas 1, Baker 1.

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