Lady Stangs put together a total team effort quality win over Ashland Paul Blazer, 49-48, In MLK Classic at GRC
Our Lady Stangs improved their record on the floor of the new George Rogers Clark arena to 5-0 with a 49-48 win over Ashland Paul Blazer, the Number 15th ranked team in the state according to MaxPreps. GRC is the site of last season’s 10th Region Championship conquest that included wins over St. Patrick, Montgomery County and George Rogers Clark. Our girls also earned a win in this same event in 2020, defeating host GRC 55-54.
On this day, in this game following closely on the heels of our narrow loss to Paris in the 10th Region “A” Championship game, our girls came out smokin’, hitting four 3-pointers in the first quarter (Lloyd- 2, Rowe – 2, Fisher – 1) chasing the Lady Tomcats out of their 2-3 zone .
Despite our shooting lights out, Ashland managed a 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, and led 30-22 at the half
Down 8 points in the fourth quarter, Coach Parker unleashed the defensive duo of Hannah Kramer and Claire Hummel on the Cats, reversing the trend by causing Ashland senior Mikayla Martin (12ppg) to foul our with five minutes to play, putting our team in a position to win. Down the stretch, Lauren Macht nailed a 3-pointer, our sixth of the day, to knot the score at 44-44. . At that point Kramer got a steal and hit Claire Hummel for a layup to go ahead by 3.points which would be enough to get the signature win and hand the Ashland Tomcats with only their second loss of the season.
Our Lady ‘Stangs put seven players in the scoring column, led by Lauren Macht with 16 points. For her efforts, she was named the game’s MVP. Olivia Lloyd added 10 points, Madison Parker added 8, Molly Kramer 7 points and 8 rebounds, Bentley Fisher 3, Bella Rowe 3, and Claire Hummer, the two point game-winner.,
This team continues to over-achieve and now sports an 10-5 record (games played). Not one to shy away from top competition, our girls host Notre Dame, the top-ranked team in all of Northern Kentucky in a tripleheader on Monday, travel to the Carothers Road hill for a battle of the “Campbell County Catholics” with Newport Central Catholic on Thursday, and will host Lloyd Memorial on Friday. Next Saturday, our girls will be on the bus, heading north to Columbus, Ohio for a showcase date with the St. Ursula of Toledo, Ohio Arrows, an All-Girls school of 564.