In a game rescheduled because of snow, the Henry County Lady Cats fell to Gallatin County, 87-39.
Gallatin County was hot from the start, putting up 34 points in the first quarter on 15-of-17 shooting, including three 3-pointers.
“They started off really hot,” Henry County coach Todd Gilley said. “If we made any small mistake on the defensive end, they took advantage and hit a jump shot. They attacked very quickly and even though our girls were back on defense, they attacked before we could set our defense.”
Gallatin County did not use their vaunted full-court press in the game, but used half-court defense to force 19 turnovers. “Our turnovers happened around mid-court and they converted those into layups,” Gilley said.
The Lady Cats almost kept up with Gallatin’s attack in the second period, scoring 16 points to the Lady Wildcats 20. Gallatin outscored the Lady Cats 16-4 in the third period and cruised to the 48-point victory.
“We didn’t do a good job of stopping penetration,” Gilley said. “When they got in the flow of the game and had momentum, we were on our heels defensively. The things that they do well are the things that we are not very good at. They have more than one girl who can penetrate.”
The box score for this game can be found on page A16.