WILLIAMSBURG — Chris Souder’s South Laurel Lady Cardinals snapped a two-game losing skid after receiving a balanced scoring effort from his players.

With five Lady Cardinals scoring in double figures, South Laurel managed to pick up a 72-47 win over 50th District foe Whitley County.

Maxi Messer’s 18 points led South Laurel while Shelbie Mills, Jamie Buenaventura, and Skeeter Mabe each scored 12 points apiece. Emily Cox followed with an 11-point scoring effort.

The Lady Colonels held a 17-15 advantage at the end of the first quarter before trailing, 33-29, at halftime.

South Laurel put the game away in the third quarter with a 20-4 run while building a 53-33 advantage. Messer scored six points during the period while Mabe and Kenlea Murray each added five points apiece.

Jonna Rice turned in a stellar effort, finishing with 16 points for Whitley County, while Khylea Ray Collier and Michaela Barton each scored nine points apiece.

South Laurel will be on the road again on Saturday with a matchup with Bell County scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The Lady Colonels will host Corbin on Friday at 6 p.m.

Friday’s game

After hitting a little bump in the road during the beginning of January, Isaac Wilson’s Corbin Lady Redhounds have righted their ship and won four games in a row after defeating South Laurel, 72-54, in a key 50th District matchup on Friday.

The Lady Redhounds moved to 13-5 overall while keeping their perfect records in tact against regional (7-0), and district foes (4-0).

The Lady Cardinals, on the other hand, have been struggling. They’ve lost two in a row by double digits, and five of their last seven games.

They are now 11-11 overall, and 1-2 against 50th District opponents.

The game was close throughout until Corbin finally broke the game open in the fourth quarter.

After seeing the game enter the second quarter tied at 11 apiece, the Lady Redhounds held leads of 32-31, and 48-45 at the end of the second and third quarters.

Wilson’s squad outscored South Laurel, 24-9, during the final eight minutes as Darcie Anderson scored nine of her game-high 27 points during the quarter while Kylie Clem added eight points, and Bailey Stewart added five points.

Clem finished with 18 points while Stewart added 10 points. Raegan Walker finished with nine points while Kallie Housley added eight points.

Shelbie Mills led the Lady Cardinals with 13 points and three 3-pointers, while Emily Cox added 11 points, and Maci Messer finished with 10 points. Kenlea Murray scored nine points while Skeeter Mabe finished with seven points.

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