Ladycats take care of Cov Latin on Senior Night

  • Katie Wright
    Katie Wright

    The Ladycats took to the court Saturday against Covington Latin. The game also served as Senior Night for the team as they try to work around the possibilities of COVID-19. The senior foursome of Maggie Burgemeir, Sydney Manor, Karliegh Prater, and Olivia Verst went out in style claiming a big win for the team.
    The game opened with Cov Latin winning the coin toss and then a solid minute of Pendleton County knocking the ball out of bounds they were finally able to steal the ball outright. The Ladycats came out hot on offense in the first quarter scoring 12 points all off of three pointers.
    Maggie Burgemeir led the team scoring in double digits with 12 points while Katie Wright added eight points of her own. In all 11 of 15 Ladycats scoreds on the day.
    Earlier in the week the Ladycats opened their season playing at Augusta. The two teams split a pair of games last season and looked to be competitive to start this season.
    The first quarter was as expected as both teams took full advantage of possession and put points on the board. At the end of the first quarter the score stood at 10- 8 with the Ladycats holding the slim lead.
    The second quarter Ladycat Katie Wright scored six points as the Ladycats entered half leading 28-18.
    The third quarter saw Coach O’Hara turn up the defensive pressure as they only allowed the Lady Panthers to score six points in the third and only seven in the fourth to seal the 64-31 win.
    Sydney Manor was the team’s leading scorer putting 18 points on the board which included three three-pointers.Skylar Ashcraft contributed 11 points on the day while Katie Wright ended up with 11 for the game.
    It was a good team effort for the opening game as the Ladycats saw 10 of 15 players score during the game.
    The second game of the season saw the Ladycats ttravel to Boone County to meet the Ninth Region Lady Rebels.
    Throughout the game the Ladycats struggled against the agressive pressure put on the ball with numerous turnovers. The frequent mishandles found the Ladycats playing from behind and was the first time this season they had found themselves in this situation.
    Even with the miscues they were able to fight back to keep it close to the fourth.
 Sydney Manor and Cara Stewart led the Ladycats with 10 points each and Cailyn Harper added seven points of her own.
    In looking back on the week, Coach O’Hara said, “We were so relieved to get a full week of games in and are pleased with ending the week 2-1. We’ve already seen some improvements from last season, and this team will continue to improve as we get more into the season. The unknown for us going in was who was going to fill the shoes of Shelby Turner scoring, and I think we have had a couple of players prove they can contribute and fill that role.”