The Lady Pirates have been on a learning adventure all season and last week was no exception. Powell traveled to Harrison County last Wednesday for what would be the only game that week. The flu has shut down play for the Powell squad until Feb. 6.
Powell and Harrison had similar stats in the game. But the Lady Thorobreds hit a six more shots from the field and six more from the charity stripe. The result was Harrison topping the Lady Pirates 63-47.
Harrison opened up a five point lead early, 11-6. But Powell went inside to Macey Howell, who has been steadily improving after returning last month from a leg injury. A late first quarter sot in the paint made it close. Harrison led 15-14 as the quarter ended.
The game stayed close, but the Lady Thorobreds went on an 11-4 run and continued to extend their lead. When the halftime horn sounded, Harrison led 34-24.
Powell played with their hosts, staying close. In fact the teams were nip and tuck throughout. But Harrison slowly pulled away. The home team held on for the victory, 63-47.
Powell and Harrison each shot 46 percent from the field, but Harrison held an advantage in free throws (58 to 44 percent). Harrison held a slight 29-26 advantage in rebounds.
Howell led the Lady Pirates with 23 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Kanzas Stephens tossed in 10 points and joined Howell and the only other Lady Pirate in double figures. Cloe Grater added six points, while Mikyra Caudill and Presley Hall each scored three points, Hall added four assists to her night. Kaelyn Neal added two points.
Powell’s record stands at 4-14 as the regular season starts to wind down.
The Lady Pirates will host Hazard on Feb. 6 and Knott Central on Feb. 8.
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