WC logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (3/9/18) — Webster County fell to hot-shooting Boyd County in the opening round of the Girls' Sweet 16. Boyd County, thanks in part to connecting on 10 3-point field goals, pulled away to defeat the Lady Trojans 53-38 in the opening round of the Girls' Sweet 16 at Northern Kentucky University's BB&T Arena on Thursday evening.

With the loss, Webster County concluded its season 28-7.

Boyd County improved to 28-4 and advanced to the second round of the state tournament with the win.

Savannah Wheeler led Boyd County with 14 points. Accompanying Wheeler in double figures for the Lady Lions, Payton Shears scored 12 points and Harley Paynter added 11 points.

Boyd County outrebounded the Lady Trojans 32-24, grabbing 15 offensive rebounds. 

Webster County fared well early, owning a 10-5 lead in the first quarter. The Lady Trojans took a hard-fought 10-8 lead out of the first quarter but faltered in the second period. Boyd County outscored the Lady Trojans 15-4 in the second quarter to lead 23-14 at halftime.

Webster County cut six points off Boyd County's lead in the third quarter but faltered again late. Finishing strong, Boyd County outscored the Lady Trojans 21-9 in the fourth quarter.

Jamie Winstead led Webster County with 12 points and eight rebounds. Joining Winstead in double figures in the Webster County scoring column, Jessica Winders netted 11 points.

Boyd County will meet DuPont Manual in the second round of the Girls' Sweet 16 at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Steve LeMaster

SurfKY News Sports

 

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