Webster County continued its struggles in Colonel Gym this past week as the Lady Trojans fell to the Lady Colonels by a score of 64-53 on Friday night—failing to snap a nine-game skid to the Lady Colonels in Henderson.
The Lady Trojans bounced back with a 50-36 win over McLean County at home on Saturday evening, and Webster County will not have a game this week until Friday when the Lady Trojans host district rival Union County.
Henderson County 64
Webster County 53
Webster County easily took care of Henderson County in the first two meetings this season, but the Lady Colonels got their revenge with a 64-53 victory in front of a jam-packed homecoming crowd.
The Lady Colonels will clinch the top seed for the district tournament with a win over Union County on Tuesday night—a game that was played after press time on Tuesday night.
Henderson County led 12-11 after one quarter, and the Lady Colonels outscored the Lady Trojans 15-6 in the second frame to take a 27-18 lead into the locker room.
The Lady Colonels were able to build their lead up to as many as 15 points before the Lady Trojans fought back to cut the deficit to five. But Jaylee Carter and Emilee Hope nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead back to 11 going into the fourth, and Webster was never able to surmount a considerable rally the rest of the way.
Henderson County was led in the win by Alyssa Dickson with 21 points and nine rebounds. Hope and Carter added 10 and 17, respectively for the Lady Colonels, who netted 11 3-pointers.
Defensively the Lady Colonels played a 2-3 zone that Webster County could never really get going against.
Senior Jessica Winders led Webster County with 16 points while sophomore Marissa Austin added 13 on three trifectas.
Junior Karlie Keeney tallied nine points in the loss—including a very rare four-point play. Senior Jamie Winstead followed with seven points and eight rebounds while freshman Mariah Austin, freshman Adeline McDyer, sophomore Alyssa Payne and senior Kelsey Payne each added a basket.
Webster County 50
McLean County 36
Webster County bounced right back after a tough loss at Henderson County on Friday night by persevering over McLean County 50-36 in a defensive battle at Trojan Gym on Saturday night.
The Lady Trojans led 13-6 at the end of the first quarter and coasted to a comfortable 25-13 halftime lead. Webster County led 37-21 after three quarters before the Lady Cougars won the final quarter by a score of 15-13 to ultimately make the final score 50-36.
Sophomore Marissa Austin and the senior duo of Jessica Winders and Jamie Wisntead paced a balanced Lady Trojan attack with 10 points apiece in the win.
Senior Kelsey Payne tallied a season-high eight points while junior Karlie Keeny added six. Freshman Adeline McDyer poured in four points, and fellow freshman Sadie Wurth rounded out the Webster County effort with two free throws.
Lauren Hudson topped all Lady Cougar scorers with 11 points while Whitley Patterson added seven points.
Webster County will now shift its focus to district rival Union County on Friday night in a game where nothing more than bragging rights is on the line. Henderson County clinched the top seed for the district tournament if the Lady Colonels beat Union County on Tuesday night in Morganfield—a game played after press time.
The Lady Trojans will then host Crittenden County on Tuesday night.
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