The Lady Pirates held high-scoring Barbourville to its lowest point total of the year, but fell to the Lady Tigers, 64-57, Tuesday in double overtime at home.
“I am so proud of the improvements each every player is making. This time last year, we lost to Barbourville by 22 points,” Berea coach Jennifer Cornett said. “Our girls dug down deep and played their tails off.”
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a quick 11-2 lead before Berea finally got on track and closed the gap to 11-9 at the end of the first quarter.
Barbourville had a tough time matching up with point guard Jordan Sandefur all night. The speedy sophomore finished with a game-high 29 points.
Behind Sandefur and senior Chase Fain, the Lady Pirates overtook the Lady Tigers mid-way through the second quarter and took a 21-19 advantage into the locker room.
The score was tied 32-32 after three quarters and 44-44 at the end of regulation.
But, the Lady Tigers finally gained the advantage at the end, outscoring Berea 17-13 in the two overtimes to claim the win.
Fain and Miranda Montgomery also scored in double figures for the Lady Pirates, finishing with 10 points each. Conner Coyle had two points and Alex Horn added one point.
The Berea defense not only limited Barbourville to its lowest point total of the night, it also held their leading scorer Kara Erisan, who entered the game averaging 16.5 points per game, to only one point.
Madison Central 67, Station 30
A day after suffering a lopsided loss at Clark County, the Lady Indians (3-2) bounced back to pick up a solid win in Lexington.
Haley Christian had 15 points and senior Bailey O’Bryan added 14 points as Madison Central defeated Bryan Station, 67-30.
The Lady Indians had a 20-point lead at halftime, had just 14 turnovers and limited Bryan Station to just 16 percent shooting.
“It was just a really good team effort,” Central coach Robbie Cooksey said.
The Lady Indians got off to a fast start. On their first three possessions they hit three pointers — two by Christian and one by O’Bryan — to take a quick 9-0 lead.
Central shot 45 percent from the floor and forced 18 turnovers.
O’Bryan also had seven assists and three rebounds, Christian had four rebounds and two blocks, while senior Shadae Bosley had 12 rebounds and six points. Raevin Cain had four points and five rebounds, Kenadee Everly had seven points and seven rebounds, Kasi Schneid had six rebounds and Emily Willoughby had six points.
Central is set to return to action Friday against Somerset in the Berea Holiday Classic.