Woodford knocks off FHS girls

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

VERSAILLES - The Woodford County girls basketball team played its typical game Friday versus Frankfort High.

Press hard. Force turnovers. Create easy baskets.

Despite missing some of those easy shots, the Lady Jackets, now 4-0, held the Lady Panthers scoreless nearly the entire first quarter and cruised to a 64-32 win.

"I shouldn't be disappointed because it's our goal every night to score at least 60 points," Woodford coach Jay Lucas said. "We could have had a better shooting percentage tonight, but we thrive on playing hard. Frankfort played hard, too, but that's what we rely on."

The Lady Panthers missed their first seven shots from the field and didn't get on the scoreboard until there was just six seconds left in the first quarter when Megan Roberts made a layup. By then, Woodford was already up 13-2, and Frankfort committed 10 of its 29 turnovers.

"We were breaking their press," Frankfort coach Nikki Smith said of her team, now 2-2. "But we were hesitant in the half-court offense. And with about three minutes left in the first half, we got away from what we were trying to do."

Leading 16-7, WCHS closed out the second quarter with a 21-5 run.

"You can't be dissatisfied up 25 at the half," Lucas said. "If you hold a team scoreless for 7:54, that's good defense. We pulled the press off with about four minutes to go in the third quarter but we still played good defense after that."

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