The Letcher Central Lady Cougars dropped a pair of games at home last week to Central High (Va.) and Perry Central to lower their record to 10-10.
Of the Lady Cougars’ final six regular season games, five are on the road and all six games are against outstanding teams. The Lady Cougars visit 13-8 Knott Central February 2, followed by trips to 18-2 Harlan County on February 5, to 19-4 Shelby Valley on February 10, to 17-4 Pike County Central on February 13, and to 14-6 Pikeville on February 15, before hosting 6-16 Jenkins on February 17 in the season finale.
Perry Central 68
Letcher Central 36
The Letcher Central Lady Cougars struggled offensively against the visiting 12-6 Perry Central Lady Commodores in losing 68-36 January 25.
The Lady Cougars made just 14 of 48 field goal attempts for 29 percent and were 0 of 2 from the charity line with 36 rebounds.
LCC, now 10-10, was led in scoring by Brooklyn Collins’s 14 points and Mackenzie Craft’s 12 points. Emma Maggard finished with six points and eight rebounds. Camryn Parks wound up with two points and seven rebounds.
Central High (Va.) 60
Letcher Central 54
The visiting Central Lady Warriors rallied for the 60-54 win Jan. 24, after the upset-minded Letcher Central Lady Cougars faltered down the stretch.
Central led 17-10 after the first quarter and 31-23 at the half before Letcher Central, behind Camryn Parks and Brooklyn Collins, rallied to take a 41-40 lead into the final quarter.
With the Lady Cougars’ front line in foul trouble, Central pushed the ball inside and found success. The Lady Warriors converted 8 of 12 from the free throw line and received a huge boost from Dee Cvetnick who finished with 12 points — half coming in the fourth quarter. Gracie Mullins led the 16-1 Lady Warriors with 16 points. Brittany Mullins and Hannah Carter chipped in with 10 each.
Senior Camryn Parks led the 10-9 Lady Cougars with a gamehigh 22 points — with 15 coming in the second half and 10 in the third quarter when she and Collins rallied their team from a 36-24 deficit.
Brooklyn Collins, who scored 10 points in the second half, finished with 15 points — including critical back-to-back treys in the third quarter. Emma Maggard chipped in with 13 points. Brooke Bates and Loren Boggs wound up with two points each.