If you looked at just the stats, most of them anyway, you would have thought that the Lady Pirates had a bad night. After all when they hosted the Lexington Christian Lady Eagles last Thursday the visitors out rebounded Powell (31-19) and had more assists (12-4).
But the important stats, the field goals made and free throws, as well as turnovers, Powell led those categories. And since the game is actually played on the floor and not on paper, the Lady Pirates pulled off a big win. Powell beat Lexington Christian, 47-37.
The visitors gained a slim advantage early, leading 12-10 after one quarter. But Powell gained control in the second frame.The Lady Pirates outscored their visitors 13-8 with some timely scoring runs. Powell led at the intermission, 23-20.
In the third quarter Powell went on a 10-3 run to set the pace. Despite a little slowdown late in the period, the Lady Pirates grabbed a 33-25 advantage entering the final frame.
From there the Lady Pirates just outpaced the Lady Eagles in a tight, back-and-forth game. When the final horn sounded, Powell had picked up the double digit victory, 47-37
Powell was led by a trio of Lady Pirates. Bree Bush, who played he entire game, score 12 points on the evening and six assists. Kaelyn Neal and Kanzas each tossed in 11points. Macey Howell chipped in eight points and led on the boards with 10 rebounds. Mikyra Caudill added four points and Cloe Grater nailed a charity toss in the game.
Powell improved to 4-9 on the season. They will travel to Owsley County on Jan. 14 to take part in a boys/girls varsity district doubleheader.
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