Louisa, Ky. — The Lawrence Co. girls basketball team opened their season with a hard fought 58-46 victory over Letcher Co. Central Tuesday evening.
Playing their first regular season game in six years without the all time leading scorer in school history Kensley Feltner, the Lawrence Co. Bulldogs picked up right where they left off as they look to defend their 15th Region Championship.
#3 Sophie Adkins went 7 off 8 from free throw line in the Bulldogs opening night victory.
Junior Sophie Adkins led the way with 22 points, Senior Kaison Ward finished with 16 points, 8th grader Jada Patton added 10 points, Senior Abby Nelson had 6 points and Senior Leandra Curnutte chipped in with 4 points.
#23 Kaison Ward knocked down two three pointers in a victory over Letcher Co. Central.
The Dawgs hit 3 three pointers and went 7 of 10 from the free throw line.
Letcher Co. Central was led by Keira Couch with 15 points, Payge Damron finished with 12 points, Alli Bailey had 10 points and Kara Holcomb added 9 points.
The Cougars hit 5 three pointers and went 5 of 11 from the free throw line.
LCC 11 7 17 11 = 46
LCHS 13 12 19 14 = 58
The Dawgs will return to action on Thursday with a trip to Johnson Central before hosting Pike Co. Central on Friday evening at 6:00.
The Cougars won’t play again until December 7th when they host Harlan.
#41 Jada Patton putting in two of her 10 points against Letcher Co. Central.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Melinda Feltner
“… It was great to be back in our gym playing in front of our amazing fans. We had a great crowd for our home opener. Great atmosphere.”
“… I feel in the first half we were battling some nerves and let their pressure get to us. We turned the ball over way too much. But I feel in the second half we got our bearings about us and cut those turnovers down and was able to play more how we want to play. Letcher Central is a tough physical team and it was a great game for us to open up with to help get us ready for the rest of the week.
“…I was very proud of our girls and how they battled through those nerves early on and was able to come away with a good win over a really good Letcher Central team. All the girls stepped up and did what they needed to do in order to help us win the game.”