Lady Wolverines beat WJHS 83-41

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The Western Hills Lady Wolverines continue to play better basketball, and an early start, coupled with good full-court defense, helped WHHS keep the upswing intact.

The Lady Wolverines improved to 4-14 on the season with an 83-41 thumping of West Jessamine Saturday afternoon at Lapsley Cardwell gym.

"We've really been playing much better lately since the Anderson County game," WHHS coach Jim Masters said, referring to an overtime loss on Jan. 19. "We had two good quarters at Woodford County, so we've been focusing on that."

Sandwiched in between those two losses was a 17-point win against Frankfort, and against 3-12 West Jessamine, the key to another win was simply to play smart.

"In a nutshell, we did what we should have done," Masters said of the win. "We worked on running our offensive and defensive sets and just trying to be where we're supposed to be, and we worked on our fundamentals in the half-court game."

A 19-4 run to start the game was all the Lady Wolverines needed to get a comfortable lead.

Up 11-4, Western Hills got the next eight points on three-pointers from Deana Thomas and Meagan Downs, and a steal and layup from April Lancaster.

Leading 40-22 with less than 30 seconds left in the half, the Lady Wolverines made another impressive run, scoring seven points in the final 27 seconds and without crossing midcourt.

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