2018-02-07 / Sports

Lady Cougars fall to 11-12

(Game statistics for the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars were not available to The Mountain Eagle before this week’s press deadline, nor were they made available to the Kentucky High School Athletics Association.)

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars began last week’s action with a 70-20 victory at Cordia on Jan. 30, before dropping a pair of games on the road at Hazard, 65- 46, on Jan. 31, and 67-52 at Knott County Central on Feb. 2, to lower their record to 11-12.

The Lady Cougars’ final four regular season games are all on the road against the three top teams in the 15th Region — at 20-4 Shelby Valley on Feb. 10, at 18-5 Pike County Central on Feb. 13, and at 17-6 Pikeville on Feb. 15. The Lady Cougars close out their season at home on Feb. 17 against 6-17 Jenkins.

With the victory, the Knott County Central Lady Patriots, 15-8 overall, completed their district schedule with a 6-0 mark and will be the number one seed in the 53rd District tournament, hosted by Letcher County Central the week of Feb. 19.

The 11-12 Lady Cougars finished with a 4-2 district record and will be the second seed in the upcoming 53rd District tournament.

Cordia and June Buchanan will meet twice this weekend to determine the number 3 and 4 seeds.

The girls’ 14th Region tournament will be hosted by Estill County High School the week of Feb. 26.

The girls’ Sweet Sixteen begins on March 14 at Northern Kentucky University.

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