Lady Cougars beat Nelson 36-16, fall to Elizabethtown 39-37

Playing the second day at Larue County on Friday, the Lady Cougars won one game and lost another one.

In the opener, the Lady Co0ugars got 13 points from junior Rachael Snyder as they thumped Nelson County 36-16. In the second game, the Lady Cougars gave up a 12-0 run to Elizabethtown in the second half and dropped a close, 39-37 decision.

NELSON COUNTY

Tied ay 2-2, the Lady Cougars put together a 10-0 run to lead 12-2 with 6:43 left in the first half. They led by five points, 14-9 at the half.

Grayson County opened the second half with an 11-2 run that pushed their lead to 14 points, 25-11 at the 13:53 mark.

After Nelson scored on a put-back basket, the Lady Cougars scored five straight to lead by 17 points, 30-13 with 5:45 left.

Nelson followed with a three-pointer to make it a 14-point game, but the Lady Cougars closed out the game with six straight to win the game by 20 points.

In addition to her 13 points, Snyder added two rebounds and a steal.

Kenzie Renfrow and Laura Vincent both scored eight points, with Vincent leading the Lady Cougars on the boards with six rebounds. Renfrow added four boards, three assists and two steals to her totals. Raigan Cave scored three points, while Bailey Snyder and Ella Robinson closed out the scoring with two points apiece.

ELIZABETHTOWN

The Lady Cougars were in mid-season form in the first half as they took on a split squad of E’Town Lady Panthers.

Trailing by one, 18-17 with 4:01 left, the Lady Cougars closed out the first half with an 8-2 run to lead by six points, 25-19 at the half.

When the Lady Cougars opened the second half with a 5-2 run, they had pushed their lead to nine points, 30-21 at the 18:02 mark.

They still led by nine points, 34-25 with 14:37 left when the Lady Panthers went on their 12-0 run to take a three-point lead, 37-34 with 3:50 left to play. Junior guard Presley Payne spearheaded the run with seven of the 12 points.

A Renfrow steal and a Vincent lay-up cut the lead to two points, 39-37 with 49 seconds remaining. E’Town then turned the ball over and the Lady Cougars had the chance to tie the game with 10 seconds left, but Vincent’s shot from the elbow came up short and the Lady Panthers ran out the clock.

Bailey Snyder hit four three-pointers to lead the Lady Cougars with 12 points. Renfrow added 11 points and added four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Vincent finished with eight points and led the team on the glass with six rebounds. Robinson added four points and four rebounds, and Rachael Snyder added two points to round out the scoring.

By Don Brown, Local Sports
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