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Lady Panthers Basketball | Feb. 13, 2014

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By Kristin Beck

Lady Panthers win big over Eminence

Carroll County defeated district opponent Eminence, 44-6, Saturday.

“Eminence is very young. They are a rebuilding team,” head coach Paul Stone said. “(But) the Eminence girls played very hard. They didn’t give up.”

All of the Lady Panthers who were not injured played and scored, except for junior Lauren Moore who started the game but was immediately taken out due to an injury suffered the night before against Grant County.

Moore sustained a severe bruise on her leg attempting to take a charge Friday, Stone said. Her leg got stiff overnight, and she could not run on it Saturday without pain. Stone said Moore started the game because he did not realize how much pain she was in, but was almost immediately taken out. However, she is feeling better and practiced Monday, he said.

Stone said he got some good minutes out of his bench players, and they worked on executing the plays better and passing before shooting.

The varsity girls, like Makena Kindoll and Miranda Groseclose, did a good job of getting the ball to the younger girls, Stone said.

Groseclose led all scorers with 11 points, while Kindoll with eight points.Kayla Williamson scored five points, followed by four Lady Panthers with three points: Haley Dermon, Jenah Roberts, Megan Baldwin and Taylor Napier. Kelsey Trapp, Tatum McIntyre and Megan Mefford scored two points, while Jenna Richmond and Kristen “Doodle” Amick scored one point each.

Girls fall at Grant

Grant County outscored Carroll County 20-8 in the first quarter, and the Lady Panthers were never able to make up the difference, losing 59-38 on the road Friday.

“We threw the ball everywhere,” head coach Paul Stone said, noting that his players need to work on jump stopping, pivoting and pass faking.

The Lady Panthers did, however, make two comebacks, once in each half. Stone said he was very proud of the girls for this, even though it was not their best game.

Stone said they would cut the lead to eight and then turn the ball over. It was difficult to sustain any kind of a run because the team kept making ill-advised passes. However, Stone said he got “quality minutes off the bench” from Jenna Richmond and Haley Dermon.

Jenna Martin led the Lady Braves with 16 points.

Carroll County’s Lauren Moore led all scorers with 17 points. Miranda Groseclose scored eight points, followed by Makena Kindoll, five points; Tatum McIntyre and Richmond, three points; and Dermon, two points.