The Lady Eagles snapped a five-game losing streak with a hard-fought win at home over a tough 11th Region rival.

Samantha Cornelison had 10 points and nine rebounds as Madison Southern (13-13) battled past Lafayette (18-11), 45-35.

The Lady Eagles shot just 31 percent from the field, hit only 2-of-19 three-pointers, made just 13-of-22 free throws and had 15 turnovers, but still found a way to earn a much-needed win.

Lafayette had a 13-8 lead after the first quarter. Southern out-scored the Lady Generals 12-6 in the second quarter to take a one-point advantage into halftime.

Southern led 35-28 after three quarters.

Sunni Walters had seven points and was 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Macie Daniels and Aleigh Richardson each had six points for Southern. Skylar Sparks had five points and three rebounds.

Lafayette shot 29.6 percent from the field, hit 4-of-12 three-pointers, was 15-of-23 from the free throw line and had 20 turnovers.

Tara Wooten had four points for Southern. Reece Estep had three points and four rebounds, while Morgan Flannery had two points and three rebounds.

The Lady Eagles are set to return to action Saturday at Henry Clay.

Lady Rockets blast Central

The Lady Indians fell behind early and were not able to bounce to earn a win Thursday at home.

Jekauri McKeithen had 14 points and six rebounds as Madison Central was handed a 68-40 loss by Rockcastle County (20-8).

Taleya Todd had seven points and Eve Carter added six points, five rebounds and two assists for the Lady Indians (11-14).

The Lady Rockets scored the first eight points of the game and were up 17-6 in the first quarter. Central never got closer than seven points the rest of the game.

The Lady Indians shot 36 percent, including 2-of-8 from three-point range. Central was 8-of-14 at the free throw line, but had 15 turnovers, which led to 20 Rockcastle County points.

Gretchen Hammitt had three points, three rebounds and two assists. Brianna Bierbaum and Raelynn Miller had three points. Brittany Campbell had three points and two assists.

Savannah Saylor had one point.

Central is set to return to action Saturday at home against Nicholas County.

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