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December 21, 2017

Louisa, Ky. -- Louisa Middle School basketball swept Wurtland in their last home games of 2017 last Thursday night and then lost two out of three at McKell.

Louisa 53 Wurtland 19 ( 8th )

In the last game of the night it was the Dawgs racing past the Wildcats. Trenton Adkins poured in 21 points to lead the way, Adam Scaggs and Bryce Blevins had 11 points apiece, Mason Preston, Brody Diamond, Zach Holt, Mo Chicko, and Tyler Bowens had 2 points each.

#24 Kaden Gillispie, #35 Trenton Adkins, #1 Lawson Baisden and #5 Abner Collinsworth playing great defense in a recent home game. #24 Kaden Gillispie, #35 Trenton Adkins, #1 Lawson Baisden and #5 Abner Collinsworth playing great defense in a recent home game.

 

Louisa 46 Wurtland 15 ( 7th )

In the second game of the night the Bulldogs took care of the Wildcats. Kaden Gillispie finished with 12 points, Lawson Baisden tallied 10 points, Jake Derifield and Dylan Ferguson 7 points each, Ford Scaggs 4 points, Abner Collinsworth and Dylan Whitt 2 points each.


Louisa 51 Wurtland 26 ( 6th )

In the first game of the night it was LMS sprinting past the Wildcats. Wyatt Branham tallied 14 points, Sam Lefever scored 13 points, Blake Maynard chipped in with 10 points, Dalton Runyons 8 points, Blake Prater 4 points, Talon Pollock 2 points.


On Monday evening the Bulldogs traveled to Greenup Co. to take on the McKell Bulldogs.


Louisa 44 McKell 34 ( 8th )


The Dawgs improved to 4-5 on the year with the road victory. Trenton Adkins finished with 17 points, Bryce Blevins tallied 11 points, Brody Diamond chipped in with 6 points, Mason Preston and Parker Preece 4 points each, Kaden Gillispie had 2 points.


McKell 39 Louisa 29 ( 7th )


The Dawgs dropped to 7-2 on the year with the road loss. Kaden Gillispie tallied 13 points, Dylan Whitt, Abner Collinsworth, and Dylan Ferguson all chipped in 4 points, Lawson Baisden and Jake Derifield had 2 points each.


McKell 32 Louisa 20 ( 6th )

The Dawgs fell to 2-6 on the season with the road defeat. Wyatt Branham poured in 15 points, Blake Prater tallied 4 points, and Sam Lefever hit a free throw.


The Bulldogs 7th and 8th grade teams will travel to Vinson in Wayne Co. on Friday evening and then be off until after Christmas.


After Christmas Louisa Middle will play in the Boyd Co. invitational tournament.

On Tuesday afternoon December 26th the 6th Grade will play Raceland at Boyd Co. Middle school, game time 4:00. The 7th Grade will play Boyd Co. at Boyd Co. High school, game time 5:00.

On Wednesday afternoon the 8th grade team will play East Carter at Boyd Co. Middle school, game time 4:00.

Bulldog Coach Keary Ratcliffe

COACH'S COMMENTS

... 6th grade: Very young and inexperienced. They haven’t developed chemistry yet which is very common with 6th grade teams. Very good group though that is willing to put the work in to get better. Over time I have very high expectations for that group.”

... 7th grade: 9-3 start. 6-2 in the conference playing the powerhouse teams very close. This group has surprised a lot of people including me. When their skill catches up to their heart and hard work you better watch out for these kids.”

... 8th grade: Had a rocky start losing a few games that I believe we should have never lost. Of the three teams this one has the most talent and and skill. They are just now figuring out how to win. They’ve taken 3 of the last 4 and played the best team in the conference really tough. I think it’s starting to click and these kids are buying in to the program and we will see a whole different second half to the season.”

 

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