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Commanderettes pick off Burgin but fall to Lady Tigers

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Homecoming rematch this Friday vs. Bardstown

By The Staff

By Jimmie Earls

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The Washington County Commanderettes opened the second half of the 2009-10 schedule with a road trip to Burgin to battle the 3-4 Lady Bulldogs.

The first quarter was all WC as the Commanderettes got off to a 16-11 start after the first period. Burgin came back in the second quarter, putting up 14 points to WC’s eight, to take a 25-24 lead into halftime.

WC pulled away in the second half, outscoring Burgin 14-10 in the third and 16-12 in the final quarter to win 54-47 and improve to 2-8 on the season.

Senior point guard Morgan Burton led the Commanderettes with 20 points, while fellow senior guard Pooh Railey and freshman center Kenya Turner also scored in double figures, putting up 17 and 12 respectively.

WC 16 8 14 16 - 54

Burgin 11 14 10 12 - 47

WC - Burton 20, Railey 17, Turner 12, Godshall 5

Burgin - Harley 12, R. Burke 1, Monson 8, Majors 14, Ransdell 3, Sanders 5, E. Burke 4

Bardstown

The Commanderettes had no time to bask in the glory of their win over Burgin, because they resumed district play against Bardstown the following night.

Neither team got off to a meteoric start as both scored only five points in the first quarter. Washington County managed one point more in the second quarter, edging the Lady Tigers 6-5 to take an 11-10 lead at the halfway point.

See this week's issue of The Springfield Sun for the rest of this story.