By Steve LeMaster
STEARNS – The McCreary Central Lady Raiders landed in the win column over the weekend. McCreary Central, under the direction of new head coach Larry Anderson, edged visiting Corbin 47-44 in an early-season girls’ high school basketball game on Saturday. Allyson Anderson clinched the win for McCreary with a game winning buzzer beating 3 point shot.
With the win, McCreary Central improved to 1-1.
Corbin dropped to 0-3 with the loss.
Host Mccreary Central excelled both offensively and defensively in the winning effort.
McCreary Central shot 42.4 percent (14-of-33) from the field. The Lady Raiders were 5-of-10 (50 percent) from 3-point range,.
McCreary Central shot 82.4 percent (14-of-17) from the free throw line.
Allyson Anderson led McCreary Central to the victory, scoring a game-high 19 points. Anderson was one of two Lady Raiders to reach double figures in the scoring column. Accompanying Anderson in double figures, Lauryn Phillips netted 14 points.
Finishing one field goal short of reaching double figures in the scoring column, Elizabeth Anderson added eight points for the Lady Raiders.
Rounding out the McCreary Central individual scoring, Macey Welchel chipped in four points and Julia King contributed two points for the Lady Raiders.
Elizabeth Anderson led the Lady Raiders on the backboards, grabbing six rebounds.
Corbin shot 31.8 percent (14-of-44) from the field. The Lady Redhounds were 3-of-15 (20 percent) from 3-point range.
Corbin shot 56.6 percent (13-of-23) from the free throw line.
Jadyn Robertson paced Corbin with a team-high 11 points. Robertson was the only Corbin player to reach double figures in the scoring column,.
Narrowly missing double figures, Makenzie Grant netted nine points for the Lady Redhounds.
Shelby Stewart scored eight points, Cora Stevens posted six points and Marissa Scott contributed four points in the Lady Redhounds’ setback.
Rounding out the Corbin individual scoring, Kami Garland and Hannah Medlin added three points apiece.
Grant was the leader inside for the Lady Redhounds, grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds in the short effort.
The Lady Redhounds remained in the loss column following back-to-back losses to Boyle County and Clay County.
The McCreary Central and Corbin girls’ basketball teams aren’t scheduled to meet again this season.