The Christian County Lady Colonels seemed to have been turning a corner with their play over the last couple of games.
However, progress halted on Monday night as the Webster County Lady Trojans cruised to a 55-28 win over the Lady Cols.
County head coach Kiki Radford said it seemed like her girls weren’t locked in tonight and the product on the floor showed just that.
“They just weren’t there,” Radford said. “There wasn’t anything I had to say or do. They had to fight and dig deep. From the first point that Webster County scored, they just weren’t there. To be playing here and playing on your home court and have a good team like Webster County come in here and you come out and just fold. Obviously wasn’t the team that had stepped on the floor the past couple of games. I’m glad we got that game out of our system because we definitely don’t need another performance like that again.”
The Lady Colonels had many self-inflicted miscues in the first half that allowed the Lady Trojans to pull ahead. County scored just 10 points and trailed by over 20 at the half.
Radford’s bunch showed some life early in the third, scoring eight quick points, but then reverted once again, allowing Webster to get the running clock throughout the final frame.
Playing against a team like the Lady Trojans, Radford expected her team to be ready to play and give one of the best teams in the Second Region its best shot. However, things didn’t play out that way.
“I know it’s because we’ve got some people injured and people weren’t playing their normal (minutes), but no matter who’s on the court, you’ve got to be focused and playing,” she said. “Webster is certainly a top team in the region so I just wished we had a better performance against them so we know where we really stand. The performance we had was not our team. Hopefully, we see them again in the regional tournament and it’s a better result.”
One thing a game like this does do is give Radford plenty of things to look at on tape and show her team what it looks like to have a good team on the floor.
“You just have to be determined,” Radford said. ‘You’ve got to be ready to play basketball because you don’t know when it’s going to be your last. Obviously, we’ve got things going on in the forecast so who knows if we’ll be able to get back on the court tomorrow. I just let them know if this is the last game and this is the last time you’re going to be on the court, this is the game you’re going to have to live with. I hate it for them because they didn’t come out and play basketball at all. But looking at Webster, you see where you have to be and the team you need to be to advance in the regional tournament.”
Christian County will be back in action Friday against Madisonville-North Hopkins.
WEBSTER COUNTY 55, CHRISTIAN COUNTY 28
WC 21 13 18 3 — 55
CC 6 4 10 8 — 28
WC: Brooklyn Clark 20, Raigan Price 17, Katelyn Cates 5, Brooke Shepherd 4, Karsyn Cates 3, Madison Hinton 2, Mary Rakestraw 2, Adeline McDyer 2
CC: Amari Brown 9, Anaysia Bagwell 7, Mikayah Killebrew 4, Ashanti Banks 3, Reni Shemwell 3, Neveah Day 2