Girls basketball recap (Jan. 15): THS, DCHS

January 16, 2022 | 12:05 am

Updated January 15, 2022 | 3:25 pm

The Lady Raiders and Lady Panthers both excelled in their respective matchups ending the week on a high note with victories.

Trinity vs. Evansville Christian

Led by dominant offensive performances from senior Cassidy Morris and junior Josie Aull, the Lady Raiders earned a blowout 61-41 home win.

Morris and Aull kickstarted the action in the first quarter, as Morris scored nine points and Aull scored eight en route to a 17-12 lead for Trinity.

The Lady Raiders stayed consistent on both ends in the second, holding Evansville Christian to single digits as they grabbed a 31-16 lead at halftime.

Evansville Christian never could bounce back from its first half struggles, as Trinity outscored them in the second half and held on for the 61-41 win.

Morris led all scorers with 19 points while also grabbing 14 rebounds, while Aull hit a pair of threes and eight free throws en route to a 17-point night.

The Lady Raiders now own their second two-game winning streak of the season and will look to stay consistent when they return to their home floor to take on Grayson County at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21.

Daviess County vs. Trigg County

Holding Trigg County to single digits in the second and fourth quarter, the Lady Panthers closed out halves strong and came away with a 52-38 road win.

The Lady Wildcats jumped out to an early 11-8 lead following the first quarter, getting nine of their points from beyond the arc.

Daviess County’s offense came alive in the second quarter, in large part to junior Adylan Ayer who scored 10 of the team’s 19 points. Defensively the Lady Panthers were able to silence Trigg County from deep in the quarter, holding them to single digits and taking a 27-19 halftime lead.

It was a back-and-forth affair coming out of the locker room, as Daviess County narrowly outscored the Lady Wildcats to take a 39-30 lead into the fourth.

The Lady Panthers defensive prowess continued in the final quarter of play, only allowing Trigg County to get two baskets and some free throws while securing a 52-38 win.

Ayer led all scorers with 17 points on the day, while her backcourt companion senior Katie Mewes also finished in double figures with 16 points.

Daviess County’s bounce back win moves them to 11-5 overall, as they will look to grab a second straight win when they hit the road again on Tuesday to take on Christian County at 7:30 p.m.

January 16, 2022 | 12:05 am

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