The Harrison County Thorobreds jumped out to a 15-4 lead to start the game Friday night but failed to hold the lead as they lost the 38th District Championship to Pendleton County 73-71.
Pendleton County used a three-point-shooting barrage to overcome the Thorobreds in the hotly contested district final.
The Wildcats made good on 16 of 25 three-point attempts for the evening to keep pressure on the Thorobreds all night.
After the early lead for Harrison County, the Wildcats out scored the Breds five to two to close out the period trailing 17-9.
A Harrison County woman apparently fled the state rather than face 16 counts of animal cruelty charges when law enforcement discovered and seized a dozen malnourished horses on a Hendricks Lane farm lot last week.
“Our defense was the key,” said Coach Kim Furnish after the Fillies’ thrilling win over Robertson County. “We knew Saner would hit shots; our goal was to take Mitchell out of the game by denying her drive. Maddie K and Whitney took two huge charges to set the tone and deny her the paint.”
The defensive affect on the game was apparent from the outset as the Fillies slowed the Lady Devils offense to a crawl holding them to only two points in the first period.
All-region girls’ team selected by region coaches
Harrison County junior Madison Philpott was named honorable mention on the All-10th Region team for 2014-15. The selections made by the 10th Region Coaches Association were released on Wednesday following the first round of the 38th District Tournament.
“We are proud of and happy for Madison’s achievement,” said Coach Kim Furnish.
The previously scheduled tobacco meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Bob Pearce, will be here to discuss the current situation and will also offer an updated GAP training. We will have a dinner and meeting so please call 859-234-5510 if you plan to attend.