LaRue County’s Lady Hawks had a rough first quarter Jan. 23 as they played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Stadium.
They gave up seven turnovers and misfired on their first 12 shots from the field.
“That's what they do on their home floor," LaRue’s Coach Travis Wootton said. "I think it was nerves and figuring things out. They're one of the best defensive teams in the state. You have to be aggressive against them and I thought they were more aggressive than us in the first quarter."
The Lady Panthers built a 17-0 lead and then held off a late charge by the LaRue County Lady Hawks for a 57-48 victory.
The Lady Hawks managed to shake off the poor start. After trailing 31-9 at halftime, they hit 8-of-11 shots in the third quarter, including two 3-pointers by sophomore Ivy Brown, who scored 24 points.
LaRue County's 1-3-1 halfcourt defense gave Elizabethtown fits. The Lady Panthers made just two of their eight field goal attempts and they turned the ball over six times.
The Lady Hawks kept chipping away at the lead, getting to within 48-42 after a three-point play from freshman Alexis Brewer, who scored 20 points.
Alisha Durbin and Alley Evans rounded out the Lady Hawks’ scoring with two points each.