The past week was a disappointing one for the Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars, who lost three games in the 1st Trust Bank Holiday Classic in Hazard and then lost at home January 2 to 53rd District rival Knott Central. The four-game losing streak drops the Lady Cougars’ record to 3-9.
This week, the Lady Cougars are on the road. They visited June Buchanan School Tuesday night and will play at Cordia tonight (Wednesday) before ending the week at Jenkins on Friday night.
Knott Central 57 Letcher Central 32
Poor shooting and numerous turnovers continued to plague the Lady Cougars as they lost 51-32 at home January 2 in a rematch with the Knott Central Lady Patriots within the past week.
LCC trailed 11-3 at the end of the first quarter after making just one of 10 field goal attempts and committing 10 turnovers. LCCHS trailed 21-9 at the half after shooting just 17 percent (3/18 field goals) and committing 15 turnovers.
Knott Central was not much better, making 7/25 field goal attempts for 28 percent and committing eight turnovers.
LCC, behind the play of junior Paige Caudill and Destiny Hall, continued to fight through poor shooting and turnovers and kept hanging around — trailing 35-23 after three quarters.
Paige Caudill led 3-9 LCC with 10 points and seven rebounds. Destiny Hall finished with nine points and four rebounds. Shelby Hall and Jody Fleming tossed in four points each. Samantha Tubbs and Alyssa Adams wound up with two points each. Emma Maggard scored one point.
For the game, LCC made 13/42 field goal attempts for 31 percent. KCC made 21/50 field goal attempts for 42 percent. LCC outrebounded the Lady Patriots 37-28 and finished with 23 turnovers. KCC wound up with 14 turnovers.
KCC, now 9-5, was led in scoring by 15 points from Hannah Hollifield and 13 points from Jada Higgins.
Knott Central 71 Letcher Central 52
The Knott Central Lady Patriots defeated Letcher Central 71-52 December 30 in the final round of the 1st Trust Bank Holiday Classic in Hazard.
LCC trailed 16-10 after the first quarter but closed to within 32-26 at the half behind the offense of junior Shelby Hall. LCC trailed just 51-39 entering the final quarter before the Lady Patriots pulled away.
Shelby Hall led the 3-8 Lady Cougars with a gamehigh 22 points — including four treys. Alyssa Adams added 11 points and Destiny Hall eight points. Emma Maggard finished with four points and Alyssa Franklin wound up with three points. Samantha Tubbs scored two points while Paige Caudill and Cameron Kincer finished with one point each.
Fallon Slone’s 17 points led 8-5 KCC. Jada Higgins scored 15 points and Kristen Waugh finished with 14.
East Ridge 41 Letcher Central 40
The East Ridge Lady Warriors, who lost 45-34 at Letcher Central on December 19, gained a measure of revenge in edging the Lady Cougars 41-40 in the second round of the 1st Trust Bank Holiday Classic in Hazard.
LCC led 12-9 after the first quarter and 19-14 at the half. The teams were tied at 29-29 after three quarters before East Ridge hit a couple of huge treys down the stretch to hang on for the win.
Shelby Hall led 3- 7 LCC with a game-high 15 points. Alyssa Adams scored nine points and Destiny Hall chipped in with eight points. Cameron Kincer scored four points and Paige Caudill three points. Emma Maggard finished with one point.
Leslie Feenor led the 9-2 Lady Warriors with 14 points. Katie May chipped in with 12 points.
Harlan 65 Letcher Central 38
In a rematch in the opening round of the 1st Trust Bank Holiday Classic in Hazard, the highly ranked Harlan Lady Green Dragons easily defeated the Lady Cougars 65-38.
Harlan had won 58-27 earlier at LCC on December 11.
Shelby Hall led LCC with 10 points. Paige Caudill scored seven points and Alyssa Adams six points. Destiny Hall and Samantha Tubbs scored five points each and Emma Maggard finished with four points. Camryn Parks scored one point.
Brooklyn Massengill led 11-1 Harlan with a game-high 22 points. Jordan Brock finished with 16.