March 12, 2014 — It was a tough season for the West Carter girl’s basketball team.
With season ending injuries and adversity in their way, the Lady Comets found their way into the 16th Region Tournament facing Fleming County, one of the hottest teams in the field.
The Lady Panthers used a 25-6 run to end West’s season in a 48-25 loss at Morehead State University.
The Lady Comets have had trouble scoring the basketball all season and last Wednesday’s game was no different, scoring only two field goals in the final 12:55 of the game.
Combined with not having leading scorer Morgan Berry, who suffered a leg injury in the 62nd District tournament, things went from bad to worse. They had been down a player since January when Brooke Adkins tore her ACL.
Leatha Reynolds and Lexie Berry each scored six points for West. The Lady Comets shot 20.9 percent from the field and was outrebounded by Fleming 38-25.
“We just shoot so poorly,” Coach Bart Stevens said. “We had open looks and when we put them up, we didn’t hit them. We’re not going to win shooting a percentage like that. We’ve had so much trouble especially since Brooke went out and not having Morgan changes our whole complexion.”
West’s plan all along was to slow the game down and make things as ugly as possible. For the most part, that goal was achieved with West taking a 7-6 lead after the first quarter. It didn’t get much better in the second.
Tied at 14, Fleming County scored the last five points on a Steward basket and a basket and a foul by Lytle with :00.4 left before halftime.
“We’re not very quick and what’s open for us doesn’t last very long,” Stevens said. “In games like this playing against someone like Fleming, you don’t have an eternity to get a shot off that’s open. We didn’t have much of that.”