LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
The fourth quarter became a free throw contest with Bush stepping to the line 11 times. Bush held the Eagles without a field goal in the fourth quarter until the final minute as they opened a 33-25 lead. Two late baskets by Toby Fields were not enough to rally the Eagles.
Bush 28, Johnson 9
The final score didn’t look close, but it was one of the closest games this season for unbeaten Bush. Five different players scored for Bush, led by Maylee Philpot with 10 points and Emily Sizemore with eight.
Four different players scored in the first quarter for Bush as they jumped to a quick 8-0 lead. After a free throw by Johnson’s Kristen McKeehan, Bush would score eight more points for a 16-1 lead. McKeehan led Johnson with seven points.
Bush led 20-3 at halftime with Sizemore already putting eight points in the scorebook.
A put back by Philpot to open the second half boosted Bush a 22-3 lead.
Johnson would get a pair of free throws from McKeehan and a bank shot from Emily Dotson to make it a 22-7 game. Philpot scored the next six points as Bush opened their largest lead of the game at 28-7.