Sarah Beth Hale clashes with a Lady Tiger during the game on Monday. The Lady Cougars beat Hopkinsville 79-74.

Sarah Beth Hale clashes with a Lady Tiger during the game on Monday. The Lady Cougars beat Hopkinsville 79-74.

Hopkinsville has been on a roll early in this 2018-2019 Lady Tigers basketball season. The team has defeated most teams by a margin of 20 to 30 points so far. Prior to playing the Lady Cougars on Monday, Hopkinsville only had one loss on the season. The Lady Cougars handed them their second loss at Logan County High School, 79-72.

The Lady Cougars jumped on top early with Paige Vanzant and Sarah Beth Hale keeping the nets hot in the opening quarter. Logan County piled up 30 points before the second frame even started. The score after one was 30-19.

The Lady Tigers inched closer before the half, outscoring the home team 23-16 in the 2nd quarter. Logan County carried a 46-42 lead into the locker room.

Coming out after the break, each team put up 15 points before the final period. The Lady Cougars held a slim 61-57 lead.

The Lady Cougars held on during the 4th quarter and shocked Hopkinsville 79-72. Paige Vanzant dumped 34 points on the Lady Tigers. Sarah Beth Hale finished with 17. Addie White knocked down 2-of-3 from behind the arc.

Kennedy Nichols pulled down 12 rebounds during the win.

The Lady Cougars (5-2) have put together a good start this season. They will play a Christmas tournament at Allen County starting on December 27.

The boys team was handed its first loss of the season on Tuesday at Logan County High School. Bowling Green brought a nearly perfect record to town on Tuesday. By the time the dust settled, The Purples won the game 68-62.

Logan County (6-1) will be on the road for two Holiday tournaments before meeting Russellville on January 4.