Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

December 5, 2012

West girls suffer second half woes

Dec. 5, 2012 —     After suffering a second-half scoring ailment against Fleming County Saturday night, first-year head coach Bart Stevens and the West Carter Lady Comets looked to steady their ship Monday night in Morgan County.

    Monday’s EKC consolation game against Rowan County unfortunately followed the same path, as West’s girls failed to keep up with the Lady Vikings in the second half, falling by a 59-41 score.

    Things looked good for the Lady Comets in the first quarter, as a zone defense gave Rowan County fits in its half court game.

    Leading 9-6 with under a minute to play, Faith Conn connected on a three pointer to pull the Lady Vikings within one.  

    Applying a full court press, sixth-grade guard Morgan Berry picked off an arrant pass, dishing an outlet to Brooke Callihan for a layup that helped to give West an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.

    Though West Carter has struggled to manufacture points, Stevens said he thought he saw improvement offensively.

    “We didn’t shoot the ball great, but I think we are getting more comfortable with one another offensively,” Stevens said. “We realize we have to score more points, and we’re trying to figure out how to do that.”

    Rowan County’s Hannah Bandura opened up the second period with five-straight points to give her team back the lead, 13-11.

    The teams went back and forth for the duration of the second, as West responded shortly after with a layup by Bonita Easterling and two free throws by senior center Megan Centers to take back the lead at 14-13.

    Rowan’s long-range prowess came in handy as Becca Duff connected on one of her four threes on the evening to giver her team a one-point advantage with four minutes to play before the end of the half.

    A jumper by Lexie Berry tied the game at 16, before Rowan County went on a 5-0 run.  

    Trailing 21-16, West did not let the game slip away just yet, as the Berry sisters combined for six points just before the half, with Lexie Berry knotting the score at 22 as the buzzer sounded.

    A 20-7 third period by Rowan County told the story of the night, as West Carter was never able to recover.

    “It just seems like we can’t get one to fall sometimes and that’s what happened in the second half,” Stevens said. “I am very proud of how hard the girls are playing, and if we keep doing that, good things are going to start to happen for us.”

    Callihan led the way for West Carter with 13 points, while Lexie Berry had nine and Centers contributed 5.

    The Lady Comets will host Rowan County Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  

    Grant Stevens can be reached at gstevens@journal-times.com or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • F-1 Ben Jordan.JPG West Carter’s Ben Jordan

    West Carter sophomore Ben Jordan likes the spotlight on his team more than just himself. However, the two-sport athlete in Olive Hill turned heads throughout the 16th Region whether it is on the hardwood or on the diamond.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Cole Boggs.JPG Carter County Wildcats shutout by Cincinnati

    With the start of high school football preseason practices, college and professional just right around the corner, one team in Carter County has been throwing the pigskin around for almost two months.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-3 Jalen Simmons.JPG KCU football releases 2014 schedule

    Kentucky Christian University will play in four different states during the 2014 football season. The KCU Knights will kick off the 2014 season with an out-of-state trip to Cookeville to face Tennessee Tech on Aug. 28 in a Thursday night clash.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-1 Taylor Hickle.JPG Area teams compete in 7-on-7 passing camp

    Several area football teams are not wasting any time after the dead period to see how some kids compete.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Kristen Mayo.JPG Pass the ‘Mayo’

    East Carter sophomore point guard Kristen Mayo has played basketball for as long as she can remember.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-3 Conner Robinson.jpg Former Raider Robinson to play baseball at Northern Kentucky

    After sitting out just two games over the past two seasons, Connor Robinson is perfectly fine with having to prove himself yet again to earn playing time.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Running the Point: The countdown is on

    The dead period is over. For anyone who might not know what that means, it’s the mandated two-week layoff for any high school function.

    July 16, 2014

  • F-1 Trace Tackett.JPG 11-12 Morehead All-Stars claim area championship

    The 11-12-year-old Morehead All-Stars were not used to playing from behind. Down two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, they hit four straight singles to pull ahead for good as they defeated the Olive Hill All-Stars 9-7 to claim the Area 1 District 6 Championship.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Ben Wilburn.JPG Olive Hill forces rematch in Area 1

    The 11-12-year-old Olive Hill All-Stars already had one loss to Morehead heading into Wednesday’s elimination game.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Three KCU programs earn NAIA Scholar status

    Three programs at Kentucky Christian University were named NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2013-14 academic year, the school’s athletic program announced.

    July 9, 2014

Poll