Lady Wildcats bow out of post season


By Tony McGuire - cpsports@gmail.com



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Buckhorn’s Natalie Gabbard pulls up for a short jumper during the opening game of the 54th district tournament. Gabbard had 20 points in the 59-39 loss to Leslie County.


Lady Wildcat Ally Lopez leads the fast break during the 54th district tournament.


Buckhorn’s Madison Couch puts on the breaks and allows the Leslie County defense go by. Couch had 14 points in the opening game of the 54th district tournament.


In the first game of the 54th district tournament, the Buckhorn Lady Wildcats took on the host Leslie County Lady Eagles. The Lady Wildcats put up a strong fight in the first half, but ran out of gas in the second leading them to bow out of the tournament.

Leslie County jumped out to a small lead before Buckhorn could get their legs under them. The Lady Wildcats soon evened the game. However, the quick start lifted the Lady Eagles to the 19-10 lead at the horn.

Buckhorn picked up the pace in the second quarter, outscoring Leslie County in the frame. A late rally by the Lady Eagles allowed them to go into the locker room with the 36-28 advantage.

The Lady Wildcat offense broke down in the third quarter and did not produce a single point, leaving Buckhorn down 46-28 with eight minutes to play.

Buckhorn would not get any closer down the stretch, and eventually fell by the final score of 59-39. The Lady Wildcats finished the season with an 11-18 record.

Buckhorn (39) Couch 20, Gabbard 14, Neace 2 and Estes 3.

Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Buckhorn’s Natalie Gabbard pulls up for a short jumper during the opening game of the 54th district tournament. Gabbard had 20 points in the 59-39 loss to Leslie County.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_7275.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Buckhorn’s Natalie Gabbard pulls up for a short jumper during the opening game of the 54th district tournament. Gabbard had 20 points in the 59-39 loss to Leslie County.

Lady Wildcat Ally Lopez leads the fast break during the 54th district tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_7314.jpgLady Wildcat Ally Lopez leads the fast break during the 54th district tournament.

Buckhorn’s Madison Couch puts on the breaks and allows the Leslie County defense go by. Couch had 14 points in the opening game of the 54th district tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_7328.jpgBuckhorn’s Madison Couch puts on the breaks and allows the Leslie County defense go by. Couch had 14 points in the opening game of the 54th district tournament.

By Tony McGuire

cpsports@gmail.com

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