Third quarter dooms Frankfort

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

VERSAILLES - Frankfort High stayed right with Woodford County for a half, but the Lady Jackets used a 14-1 run at the start of the third quarter to take command of the championship game in the 41st District basketball tournament Friday night.

Woodford (24-6) went on to beat FHS 64-41 at Woodford County High School to win its third straight district title.

"We had a talk at halftime that the first four minutes of the third quarter we wanted to come out and do what we needed to do," Woodford coach Jay Lucas said. "I got in Megan's (Foster) face and told her it was time to hit a three, and she hit a couple of threes."

FHS (20-8) led 8-5 early in the game with Alex Oder and Jackie Gordon both scoring on three-point plays. Oder also hit a jumper.

Woodford answered with back-to-back threes from Destiny Mattingly and Mallory Kirtley to go ahead 11-8, and Mattingly hit another trey with 12 seconds left in the first quarter to give the Lady Jackets a 20-14 lead at the end of the period.

WCHS had the lead at 10 points twice in the second quarter and led 31-22 at halftime.

Woodford opened the third quarter with an 8-0 run, including six points on Foster's two treys. After a free throw by Frankfort's Aisha Thomas, the Lady Jackets scored six more points for a 45-23 lead with 3:34 left in the third.

"Every time we're in a situation where we go in at halftime down seven, nine, whatever," FHS coach Joey Thacker said, "Woodford County has a run at the beginning of the third quarter and we can't recover because we can't put the ball in the hole."

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