Basketball briefs | Jan. 9, 2013

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By Kristin Beck

Lady Panthers fall to eventual champ Gallatin in All-A

The Lady Panthers lost, 71-28, to Gallatin County in the opening round of the All-A tournament at Eminence High School Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Head coach Paul Stone said he saw improvement over the Jan. 4 game against the Lady Wildcats, especially rebounding.

He said the team handled the Gallatin press well early, until the Lady Wildcats made adjustments. Down 6-2, the Lady Panthers committed three straight turnovers off the press, resulting in a 3-pointer and two layups in less than a minute. “That really broke our backs,” Stone said.

Stone said the team did a lot better offensively than the score shows, especially in the first quarter. The team had a lot more good looks than in the previous game, but just could not get them to fall.

Lauren Moore led the team with a double-double, 11 points and 11 rebounds. Also scoring for the Lady Panthers were Makena Kindoll, seven points; Miranda Groseclose, six points; Kayla Williamson, three points; and Tatum McIntyre, one point.

Following the All-A, the Lady Panthers had one week before they played another game – Tuesday at home against Cooper High School. In between, Stone said the main emphasis in practice would be on ball handling, including dribbling, passing and pass fakes. “When we get better at ball handling,” he said, “we’ll take that next step.”

Big 3Q propels boys past Greendevils

The boys basketball team outscored Dayton 22-5 in the third quarter to roll to a 63-30 road win Saturday. Three Panthers scored in double-figures: Jacob Wise and Trey Boles with 14 points and Dakota Corbin with 13 points. Boles also hit double-figures in rebounds with 11.

Head coach Carroll Yager said the team played with a lot more energy in the third quarter than they had in the first half. The Panthers led 30-18 at the half.

Also scoring for Carroll was Patrick Booth, six points; Jay Damron, eight points and six assists; Isaiah Hogan and Derek Wright with three points; and Taylor Hill with two points. John Michael Adams did not score, but still had a good game, with seven rebounds and three assists.

Boles named NCKC Player of the Week

Carroll County High School senior Trey Boles was named the North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 6-Jan. 12. He averaged 22 points and nine rebounds in the Panthers’ three games against Evangel Christian, Anderson County and Dayton. Boles shot 59 percent (27-46) from the field and 100 percent from the free throw line (11-11).

The North Central Kentucky Conference is made up of Carroll County, Gallatin County, Trimble County, Owen County, Williamstown, Walton, and Henry County.