After a hot run during the last couple of weeks of the basketball season, the Lady Trojans found themselves in a tough spot following injuries to three of the team’s top players heading into the regular season finale on Monday in Owensboro.
The (8-8) Lady Trojans kicked off the last week of the season against the Graves County Lady Eagles on the road in Mayfield.
The Lady Eagles took a 10-6 lead in the first quarter and then extended that in the second period by outscoring Webster County 13-11, to take a six point lead into the locker room at 23-17.
The Lady Eagles would outscore the Lady Trojans 13-11 and 19-5 in the final two periods to hand the Lady Trojans their 9th loss of the season with the final score being 55-33.
The two leading scorers for the Lady Trojans were junior forward Mary Kate Rakestraw and sophomore guard Brooke Shepherd with 8 points each. Senior forward Adeline McDyer contributed 7 points while junior forward Raigan Price tallied 6 points. To round out the scoring for the Lady Trojans, sophomore guard Katelyn Cates added 4 points on the night.
As a team, the Lady Trojans shot 5 for 9 from the free throw line and knocked down 2 three pointers on the night.
On Thursday, Webster headed to Morganfield to face the Union County Bravettes.
The first quarter ended with the score tied at 16-16. In the second quarter the Bravettes outscored Webster 15-4, to hold a 11 point lead over the Lady Trojans at halftime with the score being 31-20.
Tthe Lady Trojans battled back in the third quarter, outscoring Union County the Bravettes 11-7, yet the Bravettes still held a 7 point lead heading into the fourth quarter with the score 38-31. Then in the fourth quarter the Lady Trojans would once again outscore the Bravettes 17-14, as they tried to make the comeback but fell short for their 10th loss of the season with the final score being 52-48.
The leading scorer for the Lady Trojans was senior forward Adeline McDyer with 15 points and 7 rebounds while shooting 4 for 6 from the free throw line and knocking down 3 three pointers on the night. Sophomore guard Katelyn Cates tallied 9 points while knocking down 3 three pointers while junior forward Mary Kate Rakestraw contributed 8 points and 5 rebounds. 8th grade forward Hannah Yates scored 8 points while knocking down 2 three pointers while junior forward Sydney Shoulders added 5 points while shooting 3 for 3 from the free throw line. To round out the scoring for the Lady Trojans, junior guard Madison Hinton tallied 3 points on the night.
As a team, the Lady Trojans shot 7 for 11 from the free throw line and knocked down 9 three pointers while grabbing 20 total rebounds on the night.
The Webster County Lady Trojans continued their season by facing off against the Lyon County Lady Lyons this past Friday night, March 5th, at home in Dixon.
The Lady Trojans started the game by getting outscored by the Lady Lyons 12-10 at the end of the first quarter. Then in the second quarter Lady Trojans would outscore the Lady Lyons 18-11, as the Lady Trojans held a 5 point lead over the Lady Lyons at halftime with the score being 28-23.
Then to start the second half the Lady Trojans would outscore the Lady Lyons 19-14, as the Lady Trojans held a 10 point lead heading into the fourth quarter with the score 47-37. Then in the fourth quarter the Lady Lyons would outscore the Lady Trojans 22-14, but the Lady Trojans would hang on to get the 2 point win over the Lady Lyons with the final score being 61-59.
The leading scorer for the Lady Trojans was senior forward Adeline McDyer with 15 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 3 for 4 from the free throw line and knocking down 2 three pointers on the night. 8th grade forward Hannah Yates tallied 11 points while knocking down 3 three pointers while shooting 2 for 2 from the free throw line and grabbing 3 rebounds. Junior forward Mary Kate Rakestraw contributed 11 points while shooting 3 for 4 from the free throw line and grabbing 4 rebounds. Junior guard Madison Hinton and sophomore guard Brooke Shepherd scored 7 points each while junior forward Sydney Shoulders added 6 points. To round out the scoring for the Lady Trojans, sophomore guard Katelyn Cates tallied 4 points on the night.
As a team, the Lady Trojans shot 13 for 23 from the free throw line and knocked down 8 three pointers while grabbing 16 total rebounds on the night.
Owensboro Catholic found a depleted Webster County squad on Monday at the Sportscenter.
The Lady Aces handled Webster County 56-19 as they looked to get past a loss to 9th District and 3rd Region rival Apollo last Saturday.
“I liked the way we were shooting the ball, we got a lot of good ball movement,” Catholic coach Michael Robertson said. “We ran our offense well, glad we were able to do that. We saw the ball go through the basket a few times, we had been struggling to shoot the ball.”
The Lady Aces hit 23-of-41 from the floor for 56%. They were 5-of-10 on 3s for 50%.
Hailee Johnson and Catherine Head each scored 12 points to lead Catholic. Johnson also had three steals and two assists. Head had a couple of assists.
Catholic substituted liberally in the second half.
The Lady Aces will take a 13-9 record into a big-time matchup to end the regular season Friday night. No. 1 Elizabethtown will come to the Sportscenter to face Catholic in a 6 p.m. game.
“We always want to challenge ourselves,” Robertson said. “We don’t want any false hope of having a good record but not going and playing anybody. I know we’re younger than in years past, but this talent has grown up real quick.”
Webster County (9-11) will be trying to regroup after missing its top three scorers with injuries. Raigan Price, Brooklyn Clark and Adeline McDyer have been out for three games now.
“This is our third game with this lineup,” Webster County coach Brock Stone said. “We lost to Union last Thursday, played with it again Friday (a win over Lyon County) then tonight. Hopefully by the start of the district tournament we’ll get some of our girls back, at least two of them.
“We’re just trying to get to the (6th) district tournament. We average 48 points a game and 36 points didn’t play tonight. We only got 19, so that’s about right.”
Mary Kate Rakestraw scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Webster County.
WEBSTER COUNTY 3-9-5-2 — 19
OWENSBORO CATHOLIC 26-13-11-6 — 56
Webster County (19) — Rakestraw 13, Yates 4, Shoulders 2.
Owensboro Catholic (56) — Johnson 12, Head 12, Hayden 8, Le Keelin 5, Hamilton 4, Goetz 3, Conkright 2, Rice 2, Traylor 2, Riney 2, La Keelin 2, Maggard 2.
The Lady Trojans will open postseason play this upcoming Tuesday night, March 16, at Henderson County High School in the Semi-Finals of the 6th District Tournament against the Union County Bravettes at 6:30 p.m. The winner will face off against the Henderson County Lady Colonels next Thursday night, March 18, in the 6th District Championship game.