Fillies stifle Calvary Christian 35-14 to open season

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By Mike Aldridge

The Harrison County Fillies’ defense shut down the Calvary Christian Lady Cougars Monday night in Covington with a 35-14 win to open the 2013-14 season.  
The 14-point total was the second fewest allowed by a Fillies team; the fewest was an 11-point output by Deming in December 1997.  
The victory avenged last year’s opening loss on the Hilltop.
Harrison County played without starting shooting guard Chelsea Ingram who was out with wisdom teeth issues.  
Ingram’s absence and first-game jitters contributed to some accuracy problems shooting from the field but the Fillies used grit and determination on the defensive end to make up for this difficulty.  
Harrison County took a 10-4 lead at the end of the first period and were never threatened afterwards. They led by 0 at the half and continually increased the lead to the final 35-14 margin.  
Jordan Doram began her senior season with a 21-point, 12-rebound effort to lead the Fillies. The six-foot senior also had three assists and four blocked shots in a dominating performance.  
Sophomore Madison Philpot scored in double figures with 10 and had six steals heading the Fillies defense.  
Freshman Taylor Reffett grabbed 10 rebounds as the Harrison County girls dominated the back boards.  
“I was pleased with the fact that we came out without Chelsea and won our first game,” said Coach Kim Furnish. “We did miss a lot of shots but our aggressiveness on defense without fouling was great to see. We played eight players and I thought had good contributions from each of them. I especially thought that Madison Philpot and Madison Kellione handled the ball well and pushed it in transition when we needed to do so. We had a good effort; we just need to work on our execution and get more players scoring.”
The Fillies play the 6 p.m. game of the girl/boy double header Friday night at Nicholas County. The Lady Jackets are 0-1 after losing to Fleming County 64-50 Monday night.