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Lady Bears fall to 2-3

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By John Shindlebower

The Spencer County Lady Bears had a busy week, but it wasn’t one they probably want to remember as they dropped two of three games.

Their week got off to a positive start with a 45-31 win on the road at Whitefield Academy. The Lady Bears erased an early 10-8 deficit after the first quarter, to build a three point advantage by halftime at 18-15. In the second half, the Lady Bears built on the lead, outscoring Whitefield by four in the third quarter and by seven in the final frame. The Lady Bears proved deadly from the outside, hitting seven three-pointers on the night.
MacKenzie Keown led the way with 12 points, including two three-pointers and McKenna Pfieffer hit three treys and finished with 11 points. MacKenzie Meyers and Kristien Downs eached scored six, with Krysten Barlow and Niqua Downs each adding five.
On Thursday night, the girls traveled to Shelbyville to take on Collins and a close game early quickly devolved into a blowout loss for the Lady Bears. Both teams struggled to score early on and it looked like it might be a battle halfway through the first quarter, but a three-pointer by Collins made it 5-2 and the Lady Titans would hold an 11-4 advantage after the first horn.
In the second quarter, it was all Collins, as they took advantage of a number of turnovers by Spencer County to outscore the Lady Bears 11-2 in that quarter – to take a 22-6 lead into the half.
That lead only grew as Spencer County simply was unable to score more much of the third quarter, and at one time, trailed 35-6. The Lady Bears tried to ignite a bit of a comeback late in the third when Pfeiffer hit two three-pointers and Myers added another as part of a 11-2 run to cut the lead to 37-17. Myers would open the third quarter with another three to make it 38-20, but Collins controlled the game the rest of the way, allowing only one more bucket for Spencer County enroute to a 56-22 victory.
Pfeiffer and Myers led the way with 10 points each and Keown was the only other Lady Bear to score, with two points.
The Lady Bears ended their week with another lopsided loss, losing to Louisville Valley 69-22 to fall to 2-3 on the season.
The girls were scheduled to travel to Western Hills on Monday night, and will open up a tournament in Campbellsville on Friday, with three games scheduled. Next week, they will travel to Anderson County on Monday and to Shelby County on Tuesday. Both games next week begin at 7:30 p.m.