When the Powell County Lady Pirates took to the floor against the Lee County Kats in Beattyville last Friday night it was expected to be an easy win for the visitors. After all, the Lady Kats have been rebuilding for a couple of seasons now. But no one expected this type of outcome.
Lee County scored the first two points in the game just over a minute into the district contest. That would be the only time they would be close to the Lady Pirates. Powell rattled off 20 straight points in the first quarter. Then they outscored Lee 18-0 in th second frame to hold a 38-2 halftime lead.
Powell would sail away with a lopsided district win. The Lady Pirates beat Lee 54-11, in what may be Powell’s largest win margin in decades.
The huge early lead gave Coach Ken Jones a chance to play some younger players to gain valuable game experience. It also gave Lee a chance to work on a few things as well. Powell did manage to outscore Lee 16-9 in the second half, but Lee did play better against the younger Lady Pirates.
Powell was led by Kenna Neal with 18 points and eight rebounds. Mikyra Caudill poured in 16 points and also grabbed eight rebounds. Kanzas Stephens added eight rebounds and Cloe Grater scored four points. Ameila Trent, Hannah Crabtree, Kaelyn Neal, Presley Hall and Bree Bush each tossed in to points to the victory. Bush picked up nine assists for the Lady Pirates. Every Lady Pirate played in the game.
Powell improved to 2-5 overall and 1-0 in district play.
The Lady Pirates will take a few days for Christmas before playing in the BSN Holiday Classic at Bourbon County, Dec. 27-29. They will return to Stanton on Jan. 3 to host Estill County.
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