Heading into Tuesday, the Christian County Lady Colonels were desperate for a victory and not only did they get one, they got a district win in the process.
The Lady Cols cruised to a 68-38 victory over University Heights Academy Tuesday at Blazer Gym to snap a three-game losing streak as three Christian County players finished in double figures.
CCHS coach Kiki Radford said the win will be big for morale.
“We needed a win after the week we’ve had,” she said. “We had to come out here and bounce back. It was a big game tonight. I told the girls whatever we’ve been going through, we’ve got to put that in the past and we’ve got to be focused today because this game is very important.
“They came out and played well. I’m just happy we were able to get a good win and hopefully, we can get a couple more this week.”
The game was tied 3-3 early, but the Lady Colonels would never trail in the 20-point victory over their district foe.
During its losing streak, Christian County had lost to Hopkinsville, Henderson County and Bowling Green.
Radford said she’s pleased with the mental focus of her squad.
“These girls are tough,” she said. “With everything we’ve been through, these girls, they’ve stayed together. That’s the key. Despite the adversity that we’ve been going through, they’ve been able to stay together.
“I think Friday kind of woke them up a little bit,” Radford continued. “First time in a while we lost to Hoptown. They played well Saturday to start the game and coming out tonight, I think they just realized enough was enough. We had to come out here and let everyone know the Lady Colonels are still here. We’re not going anywhere.”
The Lady Cols held an 18-9 lead at the break and a 32-16 at the half.
Even with the lead, Christian County didn’t let its foot off the gas as they scored even more points in the second half.
Mikayah Killebrew led all scorers with 16 points while Amari Brown (14) and Eniya McGee (13) also finished in double digits for the Lady Colonels.
UHA’s Lily Hendricks led the Lady Blazers with 10 points.
UHA plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Hopkinsville while Christian County hosts Fort Campbell on Thursday in another district tilt.
Christian County 68, UHA 38
CCHS (6-11)18 14 16 21 — 68
UHA (5-13)9 7 11 11 — 38
CC: Mikayah Killebrew 16, Amari Brown 14, Eniya McGee 13, Destinee Catlett-Watkins 9, Lamontavia Forte 6, Reni Shemwell 6, Lydashe Bell 3, Treliyah Thomas 1
UHA: Lily Hendricks 10, Harmoni Wright 6, Meghan Adams 6, Clarissa Miller 5, Mallory Rager 5, Aniah Dailey 4, Amariya Bass 2