BASKETBALL: Double wins make Homecoming 2012 a success

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 LaRue County teams had a heyday at Friday’s Homecoming with the Hawks coming away with a 60-54 win and the Lady Hawks with a 62-44 victory.

The Hawks, undefeated in the district, brought their record to 15-5 while the Colonels fell to 3-20.

The teams were tied at the end of the first quarter but the Hawks trailed by four points early in the second half, due to poor shooting. They shot 38.3 percent from the field – including 31.8 percent from the 3-point line – and made just 51.5 percent of their free throws.

Senior guard Kyle Sheeran led LaRue County with 13 points, six assists and four steals. He hit three of 10 from the 3-point line.

Junior guard Kelton Ford had 12 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore forward Kody Key had 10 points and four rebounds. Key hit two of three 3-point attempts.

Jackson Venegas had eight points; Kyle Meredith had five points and six rebounds; Jonathon Firquin and Gabe Shirley had four each; Dustin Coulter hit a three; and Tyler Howell had one.

Lady Hawks

The Lady Hawks got two double-doubles bringing their record to 13-6 and 3-2 in the district.

The Lady Colonels led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter but LaRue’s Ladies pulled ahead by three at halftime. The team hit 21 of 44 field goals and 16 of 22 free throws.

“Caverna played us really tough the first half,” said Lady Hawks Coach Travis Wootton. “They are a good solid team that has won 11-12 games already. We came out in the third quarter and played real well and put them away. We need to do a better job getting back on defense on missed shots.”

Sophomore wing Ivy Brown had 21 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals for the Lady Hawks, while sophomore forward Alley Evans had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Freshman guard Alexis Brewer added 16 points and two assists for LaRue County, hitting three of seven 3-point attempts.

Alisha Durbin had seven points; Shana Zajdel had four points, two steals and three assists; Haley Holt had two.

Editor Linda Ireland contributed to this story.