February 10, 2014

South Laurel drops third in a row, falls to Wayne County, 64-43

By Denis House
Sports Editor

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — MONTICELLO—South Laurel dropped its third game in a row Thursday night with a 64-43 loss at Wayne County.

“We were a little slow getting started,” South Laurel coach Konnie Snyder said. “It’s been that way for the last few games.”

Wayne County (13-11) placed three players in double figures, led by Bethany Peyton’s 21. Jamie Roberts added 16 and Taylor Alexander, 10. South Laurel (6-16) had only one player with double figures as Preslie Baker had 14.

Wayne County led 14-6 after one and 32-16 at the half. The Lady Cardinals committed 12 turnovers in the first half.

“We gave up too many wide open lay-ups,” Snyder said. “And we were getting beat up and down the floor.”

Wayne County built a 20-point lead, 43-23, with 5:05 left in the third quarter when the Lady Cardinals went on a 10-0 run to cut the margin down to 10, 43-33, at the 2:32 mark. Bailey Miller got the run started with a jumper, while Brittany Vandeventer and Shelby Davis each scored four points in the run.

But just when South Laurel looked to have clawed its way back into the game, Wayne County’s Lady Cardinals answered with a 19-5 run that carried over into the fourth quarter to push the lead to 62-38 with 2:19 left in the game.

“We cut it down to 10 and had four or five possessions where we had open looks but couldn’t convert to cut it under 10,” Snyder said.

For the game, South Laurel shot 27.5 percent from the field, hitting 16-of-58 shots. They were 9-of-11 from the free throw line for 81 percent. Wayne County shot 32.7 percent hitting 18-of-55 and 80.7 percent from the charity stripe where it made 21-of-26.

South Laurel was scheduled to host Casey County Saturday then Madison Southern Tuesday.

Wayne County 64, South Laurel 43

South Laurel      6  10  19    8—43

Wayne County   14  18  16  16—64

SOUTH LAUREL (43)—Reynolds 4, Baker 14, Phelps 2, Vandeventer 8, Davis 6, Miller 4, Rollins 2, Cromer 3.

WAYNE COUNTY (64)—Peyton 21, Roberts 16, Alexander 10, Hopper 6, Taylor Bell 4, Hicks 3, Tori Bell 2, Parmley 2.