The middle school Lady Cougars made the trip to Hancock County on Monday a successful one as both the seventh and eighth-grade teams came home with victories.
In the opener, the seventh-grade girls got scoring from eight different players as they moved to 7-5 on the season with a 35-10 win over the hosts. The eighth-grade girls then moved to a perfect 13-0 on the year with a resounding 40-13 win.
The Lady Cougars trailed just once in the game. Hancock’s Alex Kratzer put in a lay-up at the 3:10 mark of the first period to put her team in front 4-3, and that was the score at the end of the period.
Brianna Dennis opened the scoring in the second quarter with a lay-up at the 5:37 mark and the Lady Cougars went in front to stay, 5-4. The Lady Cougars held Hancock scoreless in the second period and led by nine, 13-4 at the half.
Chloe Cox’s rebound basket at the 3:38 mark of the third quarter completed a 15-o Grayson County run that put them up by 14 points, 18-4. Matte Clark later closed out the scoring in the third quarter with a three-pointer that gave Grayson County a 19-point lead, 27-8 heading into the fourth quarter.
Dennis led all scorers in the game with nine points and she added six rebounds and four steals on the night. Clark finished the night with seven points, while Raigan Cave had six.
Bailey Richardson scored four points and led the team with three assists. She also added four steals. Rachel Snyder scored three points and grabbed five rebounds. Three players, Cox, Gracie Franklin and Ella Robinson had two points apiece to complete the scoring. Robinson added six rebounds and Franklin had four steals.
This game was never in doubt after the Lady Cougars held Hancock scoreless in the first quarter and led 14-0 heading into the second period.
Kenzie Renfrow stole the ball and scored on a breakaway at the start of the second period to put Grayson County up 16-0 before Hancock was able to get on the board. Hannah Powers scored at the 5:48 mark to make it 16-2.
The Lady Cougars responded with 10 unanswered points to take a 24-point lead, 26-2 with 3:20 left in the first period.
The Lady Cougars were then whistled for a technical foul when it was discovered that Grace Bernhard, who had just entered the game, had been left off the lineup in the official book. Haley Smith hit both free throws to make it 26-4 with 2:58 remaining.
That did not deter the Lady Cougars, who closed out the first half by scoring the last seven points to lead 33-4 at the half.
Renfrow opened the scoring in the third quarter with a lay-up to make it 35-4, and coach Lori Oller brought in five new players off the bench, and they pretty much closed out the rest of the contest.
Renfrow led all scorers in the game with 11 points, while Bailey Snyder and Laura Vincent both just missed double figures with nine each. Bernhard finished with five points, Savannah Bandurske had four, and Hailey Woosley added two to complete the scoring.
Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext 2016.