The Logan County High School girls’ basketball team wrapped up its summer season this week by going 4-4 at Asbury College's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp.
The Lady Cougars finished fourth in the camp and picked up wins over Lawrence County (twice), West Jessamine and Moore – with two of the victories being blowouts of more than 20 points.
Logan County lost to Mercer, lost to Somerset, and twice to Tates Creek. None of the losses were by more than 12 points.
“We made great progress this summer and it showed in regards to the level of teams we are competing against,” LCHS coach Scot MacAllister said. “We’ve played better teams this summer than in the past and have competed, winning some and losing some but always being competitive. The kids have done a great job!”
The remainder of the Lady Cougars’ summer schedule included a single game at University Heights Academy, a team camp at Louisville and a shooting camp at LCHS done by Shot Doctor.
In the game at UHA, the two teams played three varsity quarters and Logan County was up by 16 points when it ended.
“The kids are giving a much better effort and realizing that we have to make up for our lack of size and some skill deficiencies by playing harder and running faster,” MacAllister said. “Our motto this summer has been, ‘Shut up and play,’ which the kids have done. No more whining or coming up with excuses – just play. And they've played better for it.”
MacAllister offered these comments about how some of his individual players improved and performed during the summer weeks.
Ann Dorris “has handled the ball almost every minute of every game and been tremendous with those duties as well as scoring.”
Michelle England “has consistently hit more long range 3's and has been finishing off drives to the basket.”
Sarah Speck “continues to display her athleticism and added knocking down some 15 foot jumpers.”
Kayla MacAllister “has improved her game where she is hitting 3's the intermediate jumper, and getting to the rack and finishing.”
Victoria Elliott “continues to be a defensive stopper as she has had at least three on the ball steals a game and finished up the summer by converting those lay-ups and knocking down the free throws.
Markita Pheal “moved into a starting spot this summer as she has been a whirlwind on defense. We're calling her ‘She Hate Me’ as the other team's players do.”
Maegan Williams “continues to knock down 3s and is working on that drive but we've seen great improvement from her on the defensive end and intensity.”
Miranda Rone “has added some offense to her game and is improving on the defensive side giving us solid minutes at the post allowing us to move other people around.”