The Eminence Lady Warriors were on the verge of earning their first win of the season, but instead took a 43-25 loss at Silver Grove Saturday afternoon.
Eminence was behind by just one point, 25-24, heading into the final quarter. After that, the Lady Warriors scored just one point and Silver Grove went on a 18-1 run during the final period for the 18-point win.
"It seemed like we just put a lid on the basket late in the game," Eminence coach Carter Martin said. "We got the shots off, they just didn't go in. What can you do except tell the girls to keep their heads up and their day is coming."
Eminence was behind 19-11 at the half and closed that gap to just one point during the third. The 13-6 third-quarter score was the first quarter Eminence has won this season, which pointed the 0-3 squad in the right direction.
Silver Grove improved to 1-1.
"We played a very good third quarter because we ran our offense," Martin said. "One of the good things that came out of this game is our girls are improving, and it's showing. The more we run our offense, the better off we'll be. Now, I just have to get the girls to learn that."
Martin said he was most pleased with Kaelin Wright, a freshman who has started two of the three games this season. The post player finished with her first two field goals of the season and one free throw for five points.
"I think she came alive this game and figured she can play some ball," Martin said.
The Lady Warriors opened their season with losses against Berea High School (61-26) and Western Hills (69-13) two weeks ago, then followed with the Silver Grove loss last week. They took their 0-3 record to Burgin Monday night, and will host North Oldham this Thursday at 6 p.m. and travel to Anderson County Saturday at 2 p.m.
"To me, it's just a matter of our players building confidence in themselves," Martin explained. "We'll just keep trying."
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