Rough starts to the first and second half offensively came back to bite the Lady Panthers on Thursday, losing to Breckinridge County on the road 58-45.
Daviess County was able to hold the Lady Tigers to 13 points in the first, but they were held to single digits and went into the second trailing 13-5. Seniors Madison Spurrier and Adylan Ayer both hit a three the following quarter to help the Lady Panthers bounce back offensively, but didn’t have an answer on the other end and went into halftime trailing 25-16.
Breckinridge County stayed hot coming out of the locker room, as freshman Elizabeth Grimes (six), sophomore Kayleigh Huffines (six) and freshman Kylie Carby (four) led them to their strongest quarter of the night and a 43-24 lead at the end of the third. Daviess County came alive in the fourth with Ayer (nine) and sophomore Zoey Beehn (eight) combining for 17 off the team’s 21, but it was too little too late as junior Caroline Lucas (8-10) and Grimes (5-7) combined for 13 points at the line to help the Lady Tigers complete the 58-45 win.
Lucas led all scorers with 19 points, while Carby and Grimes had 11 each and Huffines had 10. Ayer was the only player to finish in double figures for the Lady Panthers with 18, while Beehn had eight, sophomore Briley Henry had eight and Spurrier had seven.
Daviess County falls to 8-12 with its second straight road loss, as they will look to bounce back on Saturday against Marshall County at 3:00 p.m. in the Farmers Bank & Trust Lady Mustang Classic.