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Lady Jackets suffer losses in holiday tournament
by Ross Haney
On Friday, Jan. 9, both the boys and girls basketball teams traveled to Robertson County High School to take on Bishop Brossart in the first round of the 10th Region All A Tournament. Both teams took a loss in the first round, and did not advance further in the tournament.
The Lady Jackets took an extremely close loss to Bishop Brossart after playing a hard fought game.
10-13 Bishop Brossart was the score at the first quarter of the game as both teams fought for the win. The girls were playing hard this quarter and had aggressive rebounds and had good momentum. Autumn Martin and Allison Howard asserted their place early as leaders of the game for the Lady Jackets, and maintained that momentum for the remainder of the half, giving Nicholas County the lead at the half, 18-16.
The teams remained close and tied the game at the end of the third quarter, 28-28.
The girls of Nicholas County started to lose their momentum, that benefited them so much in the first half, toward the end of the game, and as a result took a loss to Bishop Brossart, 38-47.
Allison Howard led the team in points with 15, followed by Autumn Martin with 13, Megan Bretz and Shelby Watkins both with 3, and Samantha Sowell and Abby DeRossett both had 2. One of the team’s leading scorers – Grace Kiskaden – was out due to illness.
The Bluejackets also took a loss to Bishop Brossart, but by a larger margin.
From the beginning of the game it was apparent that the Jackets would have trouble matching up to Bishop Brossart. They played a very hard fought game but experienced far too many turnovers and finally took a loss to the team, 42-77. One could possibly attribute the large margin loss to the absence of the team’s leader in points – Devin Trussell – due to injury.
Upcoming games for the Lady Jackets include:
Jan. 21 – Nicholas at Campbell County
Upcoming games for the Bluejackets include:
Jan. 16 – Nicholas at Bracken County – 7:30pm
Jan. 20 – Nicholas vs. Robertson County – 7:30pm