Warriors fall to Lady Raiders in All A Classic

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By Greg Woods

The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team hosted the Trimble County Lady Raiders in the first round of the 8th Region “All A Classic” on Jan. 9 and came out on the short end 74-16.

The Lady Raiders used full court pressure to take an early 6-0 lead before GaiLynn Carroll hit a 3-pointer to put the Warriors on the board. The Lady Raiders then went on a 17-0 run to close out the period and lead by 20 points.

The Warriors managed to score 8 points in the 2nd period but found it difficult to stop the Lady Raider’s offense.

“Trimble County is the best team that we have played,” coach Bill Covington said. “I told them that they were going to press and be physical. We had two girls who were sick. This is a learning experience for our girls and they didn’t give up. I was proud of the girls for continuing to play hard.”

Covington Latin 53 EHS 30

The Warriors were back in action Saturday as they hosted the Covington Latin Trojans. The Warriors came out slow and fell behind big early in the game and lost by 23 points despite playing much better in the second half.

The Trojans got off to a good start, winning the first quarter by a score of 22-1. They extended the lead to 38-6 at the halftime break.

EHS came out playing much better in the second half as Mesha Cooper and Savvannh Mertz each connected on two long-range shots. The Warriors won the third period 15-9 to cut the margin to 26 points. The Warriors also won the fourth quarter but the margin was just too great to overcome as they fell to 4-6 on the season.

“Turnovers really hurt us and they got every loose ball in the first half,” Covington said. “Mesha had her best game of the year rebounding and scoring. Savannah was our leading scorer and played really hard and had a great attitude.

“I do not think our girls were mentally ready to play in the first half, but I’m proud of them for coming back and winning the second half.”