Despite a strong third quarter, West Jessamine couldn’t do enough in the second-half to overcome a first half deficit and lost at Madison Southern 61-51 Monday.
Southern (2-4) took a 36-19 lead into the half thanks to four three-pointers and 10 points coming from the free-throw line. Its defense was also giving West fits as the Lady Colts (1-4) struggled at times to even get the ball across mid-court due to Southern’s full-court press.
“We weren’t very patient in going for what we needed to; we tried to force a lot of things, and we committed a lot of turnovers by forcing it,” West coach Steven Greene said.
With a 17-point lead, the Eagles didn’t even bother heading into the locker room. They just shot around for 10 minutes — something they may have regretted doing once the third quarter began.
“I just challenged (the West players) and the effort that they were going to give, and they definitely responded with the way they’re capable of playing,” Greene said.