By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer
The Berea Community Lady Pirates picked up their fourth consecutive victory Monday 55-41 over Wolfe County.
The Lady Pirates built a large early lead then saw Wolfe County fight back to get to within seven points at the end of the third quarter.
But Jordan Sandifur and Alex Horn scored seven straight points for Berea early in the fourth quarter to stretch the lead back out and the Lady Pirates won going away.
Sandifur lead a balanced scoring attack for Berea with 19 points. Horn, Victoria Sexton and Chase Fain were also in double figures with ten points each.
Taylor Powell and Ashley Sizemore added three points apiece for the Lady Pirates.
Coach Jerry Bingham was pleased with the win, even though it wasn’t always pretty.
“It is a good thing we started out well and jumped out to a little bit of a lead because after that I thought we just let down a little bit and were inconsistent,” Bingham said. “When they went man-to-man we got some things pretty easily late. But I’m happy I was able to play a lot of people again tonight and feel comfortable about it.”
Fain got the Lady Pirates off to a quick start, hitting back-to-back three pointers to open the game as Berea rushed out to a 9-0 cushion and lead 17-5 at the end of the first quarter.
Berea had its biggest lead of the half at 23-9 after a Sandifur layup with five minutes to go in the second quarter.
The Lady Wolves fought back against some of the Lady Pirates reserves and cut the lead down to seven at the half.
The Lady Pirates outscored the Lady Wolves 11-5 in the third quarter to build a 39-26 cushion after three quarters and didn’t let Wolfe County get any closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Senior Hannah Haycraft entered the game midway through the first quarter and saw her first action in more than a month due to an injury.
She played a couple of minutes in each of the first there quarters and wanted to go back in late in the game, but Bingham said he wanted to bring her back slowly.
“It was great to be able to get Hannah back in for a few minutes tonight. She really wants to be able to play on senior night,” Bingham said. “She wanted to go back in at the end but I told her we have a few more games this week and to just hold it back and she’ll be fine. But it really was good to see her be able to get back out there.”
The Lady Pirates are back in action today at 7:30 p.m. in Louisville against Beth Haven.