Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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January 29, 2014

Berry Good: Lexie hits game-winner, Morgan scores 29 in All “A” win vs. Menifee


Jan. 29, 2014 —

But Lexie said the credit is misguided as to why the Lady Comets won.

“My sister is better than me,” Lexie said, “I'm proud of her.”

After the game was tied at 56, Menifee’s Liz Dotson, the inbounder after the free throws threw a baseball pass to the other end of the court that no one touched to give West Carter a chance to win the game.

West inbounded the play to Lexie who hit the turnaround shot at the block and put the shot up over Woodard to give West Carter the victory.

“She doesn't wear her emotions on her sleeve,” Coach Bart Stevens said. “She wears them on her feet. It was a lot of pressure on (Lexie) to hit those two free throws and that shot. It would not have mattered if we were in the NBA finals, she would want the shot and she took it.”

A bugaboo for the Lady Comets this season has been turnovers. While they committed 16 in the game, they had just one in the final period. Stevens ball club forced 16 of Menifee’s 23 in the second half that led to 19 points.

“Our diamond press turned the game around for us,” Stevens said. “The pressure up front allowed us to get the ball back and create more scoring opportunities.”

MacKenzie Bates can be reached at or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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