When Ashley Hewson hit a three-pointer with 4:38 left in the second quarter Monday, George Rogers Clark pulled into a 14-all tie with Frankfort High's girls basketball team.
By the time the Lady Cardinals scored their next basket, only 6:39 was left in the game and FHS was leading 33-17 on its way to a 51-26 win at F.D. Wilkinson Gym.
"We're holding people under 40 points a game," FHS coach Joey Thacker said. "If I'd turned in stats last week we'd have been the fourth or fifth team in the state in team defense.
"Something we've always said is if we keep it under 50 we feel we can beat anyone," he added. "We stole the ball 10 times tonight, and several led to easy baskets. That helps not only on offense but on defense because the next time you're on defense there's a little bounce in your step."
The Lady Panthers (11-4) led 10-8 at the end of the first quarter. After Hewson's three tied the game at 14-all, FHS went on a six-point run to end the second period and lead 20-14 at halftime.
By the time the third quarter ended Frankfort led 31-15, and FHS was able to extend its lead in the final period.
With less than two minutes left in the game, Thacker took Alex Oder out of the game after she scored on a layup.
In a brief ceremony, Thacker awarded Oder the game ball for scoring the 1,000th point of her high school career.
For more on this story, see today's State Journal.