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Lady Raiders can't recover from rough start
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, December 03, 2012 10:00 AM
Trimble County got off to a rough start and never recovered in a 59-30 girls basketball loss Saturday at Conner.
The Lady Raiders had trouble shooting in the early going, a problem not shared by Conner. The Cougars (3-0) led 20-4 after the first quarter and 33-12 at halftime before settling into the 29-point win.
"To quote the great J.T. Peniston, we couldn't throw a drop into the ocean," Trimble coach Kerrie Stewart said, quoting the former Raider coach. "It's almost like we had the same problem that Kentucky had earlier in the day. We were missing shots from point-blank range."
The Lady Raiders were just 11-for-44 (25 percent) for the game and spread that difficulty to the free-throw line where they were 2-of-9 (22.2 percent). That rough shooting led to the lopsided loss.
"I'm a little concerned with the effort from some of our players," Stewart said. "Not all of them, but we have to get back to the type of efforts we had against Gallatin and Carroll earlier in the week."
Paige Black led Trimble with seven points while Kaylee Clifford scored six. Jordan Scott led Conner with 15 points and Hunter Hendricks had 12.
Trimble (1-2) hosts Switzerland County, Ind., on Tuesday.
Saturday's Girls Game
CONNER 59, TRIMBLE CO. 30
TRIMBLE CO. 4 8 6 12 - 30
CONNER 20 13 17 9 - 59
TRIMBLE CO. (1-2) - (g)P. Black 7, Clifford 6, Brierly 5, (f)Griffith 4, Consley 4, (f)Ball 2, (f)E. Gonterman 2, (g)Dunlap 0, Brewer 0, K. Gonterman 0, S. Black 0.
CONNER (3-0) - (f)Scott 15, (g)Hendricks 12, (c)Meyers 9, (g)Pluto 8, (g)Maines 7, Henson 4, Dages 2, Gambrel 2, Fairchild 0, Boelter 0, Mainey 0, Frye 0.
3-Point Goals - Trimble Co. 2 (Clifford 1, P. Black 1), Conner 5 (Hendricks 2, Scott 2, Pluto 1). Total Fouls - Trimble Co. 18, Conner 17. Free Throws - Trimble Co. 2-9, Conner 13-20. Fouled Out - None. Next Game - Trimble Co. hosts Switzerland Co. on Thursday. Conner hosts Scott today.
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