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Bourbon County runs past determined Fillies 60-36

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By Mike Aldridge

“Unlike against Calvary Christian, we fought hard all night tonight and never gave up,” praised Coach Kim Furnish after the Fillies’ 60-36 loss to the Bourbon County Lady Colonels Monday night.  “We made mistakes and turnovers, but we hustled all night, which I was pleased to see.”
The Fillies battled the heavily favored Lady Colonels even for the first period, despite junior center Jordan Doram picking up two early fouls.  
Taylor Reffett made four of her five points in the opening period as the Fillies were able to take advantage of some cold Lady Colonel shooting and keep the game close.  The score at the end of the first period was 10-8 in favor of the home-standing Bourbon County squad.
The constant defensive pressure of the Lady Colonels took its toll in the second quarter as the Fillies were forced into playing faster than they wanted and therefore had 12 turnovers in the second period.  
Bourbon County, led by sophomore Asia Sims and senior Olivia Sparks, went on an 18-2 run in the second period which put the game out of reach for the Fillies.  
The Lady Colonels went into half time with a 27-12 advantage as the Fillies scored only four points in the second period.
The third quarter again saw the Fillies battle the Lady Colonels toe-to-toe early on until Doram picked up her fourth foul.  
Harrison County had switched to a two-three zone that was bothering Bourbon County and had began to play with some confidence before the 6-foot tall junior had to take a seat with her fourth personal foul.  
Sophomore Hayley Powers came in for Doram and did a nice job scoring her first varsity points of the season as she totaled three in the third period.  
Bourbon County began to make better shot selections in the second half and improved in the third quarter making eight of 13 from the field to stretch the lead to 46-25 at the end of the period.  
The Fillies tired in the latter part of the game playing against an experienced team that was rotated in and out all night by Coach Juan Byers.  
Bourbon County used an eight-player rotation to wear down the younger Harrison County team.  
The final score of 60-36 represented the largest lead of the night for Bourbon County, who improved to 2-2 with the win.  
Furnish’s Fillies dropped to 0-2 with a date on Friday at Nicholas County and a home encounter Saturday with Lexington Christian next on the schedule.  
The Friday game at Nicholas County begins at 6 p.m. as the first part of the girl/boy doubleheader scheduled for that evening.
Furnish mentioned in the post-game interview that she was pleased with the effort that she received Monday night.  
“Haley Perkins and Haley Powers both came in and fought hard to spell Jordan while she was on the bench,” she noted. “We will get better if we can keep believing and working hard.”
Doram was the only Fillie in double figures as she scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds despite being in foul trouble from the onset.  
Sims led the Bourbon County scoring with 20 with Sparks chipping in with 12 points.
Bourbon County was also successful in the freshman game 39-16 and the junior varsity contest 31-16.