Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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December 12, 2012

West girls drop round two against Rowan

Dec. 12, 2012 — A Saturday night rematch special in Olive Hill saw the West Carter Lady Comets come close to its first win of the season, but as the old saying goes, “close, but no cigar.”

Despite a spirited third quarter comeback, the offensive bug once again bit West’s girls in the final period, falling to Rowan County, 40-30, in what was the epitome of a defensive struggle.

After both teams failed to score in the opening three minutes of play, Rowan County’s Taylor Conn connected on a three from the right wing that made for the game’s first points.

With an offense that has been struggling to manufacture points, West Carter sophomore forward Morgan Berry tallied her team’s only points for the period, tying the game at three apiece.

In what could be coined as a defensive struggle following the first quarter, the game was a matter of runs and Rowan County made theirs in the second quarter.

After taking a 7-3 lead to end the first period on a Hannah Bandura lay in, the Lady Vikes kept up the defensive stranglehold on the Lady Comets in the second, while picking things up on the offensive end.

An initial opening basket by Berry and two free throws by senior center Megan Centers were met in exchange with a drive by Rowan’s Faith Conn and another three by Taylor Conn.

A 13-7 advantage midway through the second for Rowan County quickly flourished into what appeared to be a route, as Rowan closed the period with a 15-6 run, highlighted by two more baskets from Faith Conn and another three from Taylor Conn.

West Carter Head Coach Bart Stevens said the first half seemed to have a lid on the basket for his team.

“We really struggled there in the opening 16 minutes,” Stevens said. “I thought our defense was pretty solid, but it was very difficult for us to find a way to score.”

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