With their victory last Saturday at district foe Knott County Central, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars are back on the plus side of the ledger with a 6-5 overall mark and 3-0 in district play. Monday’s game at June Buchanan School was rescheduled for Jan. 8.
Weather permitting, the Lady Cougars will visit dangerous and highly competitive Harlan Jan. 9. The Lady Green Dragons have won 10 of their last 12 games and are 10-5 overall.
LCC is home for back-to-back home games beginning with East Ridge (4-5) at 3:30 Jan. 11, and Breathitt County (8-1) Jan. 13.
Letcher Central 59
Knott Central 43
Like the Lady Cougars, the Lady Patriots were gutted by graduation losses off last year’s 20-10 squad and also, like the Lady Cougars, the Lady Patriots have struggled this season to develop a high level of consistency.
In Saturday’s win in Hindman, the Lady Cougars were more consistent and competitive early. With double figure scoring from four players, the Lady Cougars jumped out to a 20-9 lead after the first quarter, pushed their lead to 35-18 at the half and then withstood the Lady Patriots in the second half in winning 59-43.
The Lady Patriots, now 7-6, were led in scoring by Kristen Waugh’s 13 points. Savannah Hatmaker and Hannah Hollifield added eight points each.
Kristina Bentley’s game-high 15 points led 6-5 LCC. Courtney Brock finished with 14 points and Kim Meade added 11. Kelli Quillen chipped in with 10 points and Cheyanne Stidham wound up with seven. Kelly Adams scored two points.