Last week the Adair County Lady Indians won two of three games in the FNB Holiday Bash at South Warren in Bowling Green.
In their first game on Thursday, the Lady Indians defeated South Warren 51 to 45. The Lady Spartans came into the game with a 5-2 record before being knocked off by Adair County.
“Big, big win,” Coach James Turner said after winning their first game of the tournament.
At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Indians led 21 to 17 and had increased that lead by halftime to six with the score at 32 to 26.
In the third quarter of play, South Warren controlled it and won the quarter to leave the score at 39 to 38 in favor of the Lady Spartans heading into the final quarter.
Adair County overcame the small deficit in the final quarter as they went on to the win the game over a really good 4th Region opponent.
The Lady Indians were led in scoring by Kassidi Taylor and Harlee Smock with 12 points each. They were followed by Alex Keltner’s 9, Beth Owens and Emily Peck with 6 each, and Brooklyn Coomer and Katherine Curry both had 3 points.
“We played really well; probably our best defensive game of the year,” Coach Turner said. “We were really active and very focused. It was a great win against a very good South Warren team on their home floor.”
North Hardin Proves to be Too Much
For their second game of the tournament on Friday, Adair County was matched up against 5th Region opponent North Hardin. The Lady Indians kept the score close for most of the game and losing each quarter by small margins, but came out on the losing end 57 to 44.
As the first quarter ended, the Lady Trojans held on to a small lead at 12 to 8 and after a closely contested second quarter, North Hardin had increased their lead to 24 to 18.
With the game still within reach, North Hardin was able to take command in the third quarter as they won it by seven points and pushed their lead to 13 at 39 to 26. The final quarter was an even battle as neither gained anything, as North Hardin held on for the win.
With the win, North Hardin improved to 8-3 on the season and the Lady Indians fell to 7-3.
Harlee Smock led Adair County in scoring for the game with 14 points and was followed closely by Alex Keltner’s 11 and Beth Owens had 10. Rounding out the scoring was Kassidi Taylor with 4, Brooklyn Coomer had 3, and Emily Peck finished with 2 points.
Coach James Turner said, “We did not play very well and they are a good team.”
come away 2-1 for Tournament
In their third and final game on Saturday, the Lady Indians came out winners as they defeated Apollo in a close one, 61 to 57. The win was the second one for Adair County in the Holiday Bash and left their record at 8-3.
Coach James Turner said after the game, “We played really hard. It was a big team win for us.”
Adair County got out to a small two point lead at the end of the first quarter, 12 to 10, and both teams played evenly during the second to make the halftime score 25 to 23 with the Lady Indians slightly ahead.
Apollo controlled the scoring column in the third quarter by taking a seven point margin in scoring and leaving the Lady Indians behind 41 to 36 heading into the final quarter of play.
In the final quarter, the Lady Indians proved to be too much for the Apollo team as they won the fourth quarter 25-16 and secured the win.
Adair County was led in scoring by Harlee Smock and Kassidi Taylor who each had 19 points. Brooklyn Coomer scored 8, Beth Owens had 6, Alex Keltner with 5, and Emily Peck and Sammy Jo Kemp finished out the scoring with 2 points each.