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Lady Raiders drop home game to Casey County

By Steve LeMaster
stevelemastersports@yahoo.com

STEARNS – Host McCreary Central fell behind early and couldn’t recover from its slow start as visiting Casey County pulled away to win 74-29 in a late-season girls’ high school basketball game on Monday night.
Casey County won for the fourth time in five games.
McCreary Central dropped to 9-19 with the loss.
With the win, Casey County improved to 22-5.
Casey County returned to the win column following a lopsided loss to talent-heavy Mercer County three days earlier.
McCreary Central suffered its third straight setback.
Casey County shot 46.7 percent (28-of-60) from the field. The Lady Rebels were 12-of-32 (37.5 percent) from 3-point range.
Casey County shot 85.7 percent (6-of-7) from the free throw line.
Dominant Casey County controlled the backboards, outrebounding McCreary Central 36-13.
Gena Cravens led Casey County with a game-high 21 points. Cravens drained five 3-point field goals for the Lady Rebels in the victory.
Shaylah Wilkey accompanied Cravens in double figures for the Lady Rebels, scoring 12 points.
Narrowly missing double figures for Casey County, Jordyn Stephens netted nine points.
Mackenzie Cundiff scored eight points while Natalie Duggins and Lauren Lee added six points apiece for the Lady Rebels.
Casey County received scoring from nine different players. Additional scorers for Casey County were Myla McGowan (five points), Jalee Yocum (five points) and Madison Chansler (two points).
McCreary Central shot 33.3 percent (10-of-30) from the field. The Lady Raiders were only 1-of-9 from 3-point range.
McCreary Central fared well at the free throw line, shooting 80 percent (8-of-10).
Elizabeth Anderson was the only McCreary Central player to reach double figures in the scoring column. Anderson led the Lady Raiders with 15 points and four rebounds.
Allyson Anderson finished one field goal short of reaching double figures for the Lady Raiders, posting eight points.
Only four players broke into the scoring column for McCreary Central as Halie Neal and Lauryn Phillips added three points apiece.

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