Webster County has established itself as one of the more premier defense teams in the state this season, ranked 13th in Kentucky by holding teams to just 40.6 points per game.
The Lady Trojans certainly validated that statistic this past week.
Webster did not give up more than 41 points in any of its three games, and the Lady Trojans romped to victories over Hopkins Central, Owensboro and Livingston Central to improve to 22-6 on the season with the postseason just around the corner.
The Lady Trojans hosted fellow Region Two contender Christian County on Tuesday night, but the conclusion of that game was after press time.
Webster will begin its quest for its fifth Second Region title on Monday night when the Lady Trojans take on Union County in the first round of the Sixth District tournament at Henderson County. The Lady Trojans defeated the Bravettes in both regular season meetings this year.
Webster County 64
Hopkins Central 17
Webster County opened up with a 24-6 lead at the end of the first quarter at Hopkins Central on Thursday night, and the Lady Trojans never looked back in a 64-17 thrashing of the Lady Storm in Mortons Gap.
Webster outscored Central 18-2 in the second quarter to take a 42-8 lead into halftime, and the Lady Trojans held the Lady Storm without a single point in the third quarter to own a commanding 54-8 advantage going into the fourth. WCHS narrowly outscored Central 10-9 in the final frame.
Sophomore Marissa Austin was the Lady Trojans’ only scorer in double digits, pouring in a game-high 19 points.
Junior Karlie Keeney tallied nine points on a triad of 3-pointers in the first quarter while sophomore Lana Eastwood and senior Jessica Winders each added six.
Sadie Wurth, Adeline McDyer, Alyssa Payne and Jamie Winstead each chipped in four points. Lexi Braden, Mariah Austin, Dezeray Browder and Kelsey Payne each contributed a bucket to round out the Lady Trojans’ scoring.
Webster County 65
Webster County held a comfortable 28-17 lead at the half in its game at Owensboro on Saturday afternoon, and the Lady Trojans were able to pull away in the second half for a 65-39 victory over the Lady Red Devils.
Sophomore Marissa Austin was a major spark for the Lady Trojans in the second half, scoring all 14 of her points in the final 16 minutes.
Senior Jamie Winstead led the Lady Trojans with 22 points while fellow senior Jessica Winders added 13.
Junior Karlie Keeney finished with 10 points, and freshmen Adeline McDyer and Mariah Austin and senior Kelsey Payne each tallied two points.
Tayonna Greer and Victoria Whitlock led Owensboro in the loss with 11 points apiece.
Webster County 71
Livingston Central 41
After having to fight to scratch out a victory against Livingston Central in Smithland on Dec. 18, the Webster County Lady Trojans took control of the game early and coasted to a 71-41 win over the Lady Cardinals on Monday night at Trojan Gym.
Junior Karlie Keeney led the Lady Trojans in the win, netting three 3-pointers and five shots from inside the arc to finish with 19 points.
Freshman Sadie Wurth and senior Jessica Winders each tallied 11 points in the win while sophomore Marissa Austin poured in 10.
Senior Jamie Winstead had six points, and the sister duo of Kelsey and Alyssa Payne each added four. Mariah Austin, Dezeray Browder and Mia Morales rounded out the Lady Trojans’ scoring with two points apiece.
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