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Commanderettes surge past Lady Tigers

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By The Staff

By Jimmie Earls

Sun Sports Writer

The Commanderettes scored their first district win of the season and their third win overall in pulling an upset victory over visiting Bardstown Friday, 54-49.

WC freshman center Kenya Turner scored 17 and senior point guard Morgan Burton knocked down three three-pointers in a 15-point night for the Commanderettes.

“That was a big district win for us,” said Commanderette head coach Bernard Smalley. “I didn’t sleep a wink Friday night, I was so excited. Bardstown has got a good team, but our kids came out and met the challenge.”

B 12 7 18 10—49

WC 7 16 15 16—54

B (49) — Kimberland 13, Hofstraat 21, Phillips 2, Parrish 9, Turner 4.

WC (54) — Railey 8, Godshall 3, Yocum 9, Burton 15, Medley 2, Turner 17.

Nelson County

Last Tuesday, the Commanderettes dropped a hard-fought match to the visiting Nelson County Lady Cardinals, losing 48-46.

The Lady Cards got off to a 14-10 start in the first quarter and led 28-25 at the half.

WC stayed in the game by keeping pace and not letting Nelson get out of their sights. Although the Commanderettes fought back in the fourth quarter, edging NC 12-10 in the final frame, the Lady Cards would hang on for the win.

Senior Pooh Railey and sophomore Shay Yocum each had 12 points for WC, while the Lady Cards got double-digit scoring from Emily Hogan (10) and Charity Watson (12).

NC 14 14 10 10—48

WC 10 15 9 12—46

NC (48) — Hogan 10, Lewis 6, Mattingly 8, Watson 12, Wimsett 5, Hagan 2, C. Drake 5.

WC (46) — Railey 12, Godshall 4, Yocum 12, Libby 2, Burton 2, Edelen 1, Medley 5, Turner 8.

For a full wrap-up of Commanderette action, see this week's Springfield Sun.