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Breathitt Powers Past Jackson City 68-56 to Advance to District Final

LadyCat Adreonna Schutz - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

Freshman Adreonna Schutz with 24 to lead the LadyCats.

Jackson, Kentucky – February 20, 2019, Brendon D. Miller – Bluegrass Sports Nation

Breathitt used defensive pressure to hold Jackson scoreless for the first 5:42 of the game and without a field goal until the 4:18 mark of the 2nd Quarter, and would go on to prevail in the match up of familiar foes. At the end of the 1st Quarter, Breathitt led 11-2 and Jackson could not recover from the early deficit despite a valiant effort. The LadyCats were led early in the game by Seniors Amy Brewer and Hannah Griffith, as each had multiple steals and combined for nine of the LadyCats’ 11 points in the 1st Quarter.

Jackson began to get into the game in the 2nd Quarter behind Senior Megan Ernst. Ernst had 11 of her game-high 25 in the Quarter to keep the Lady Tigers within striking distance and get to the half with some momentum down by nine 26-17.

Breathitt took control of the game in the 3rd Quarter behind Freshman forward Adreonna Schutz. Schutz had 11 of her team-high 24 in the Quarter to extend the LadyCat lead up to 18 at the end of the Quarter 49-31.

Jackson again rallied in the 4th Quarter and again behind the scoring of Ernst who had 10 in her final Quarter as a Lady Tiger. However, the LadyCats were able to close out the game to advance.

Scoring Summary:

Breathitt: Team: 1st Quarter 11; 2nd Quarter 15; 3rd Quarter 23; 4th Quarter 19; Total 68. Individual: Adreonna Schutz 24; Amy Brewer 15; Hannah Griffith 14; Kaylee Clemons 4; Kaylea Ritchie 4; Emalee Watts 3; Kenzie Robertson 2; and Alexis Francis 2.

Jackson City: Team: 1st Quarter 2; 2nd Quarter 15; 3rd Quarter 14; 4th Quarter 25; Total 56. Individual: Megan Ernst 25; Breanna Ticher 14; Faith Moore 7; Breana Stamper 4; Elizabeth McIntosh 2; Riley Turner 2; and Savannah Hopkins 1.

Breathitt improves to 17-12 on the season and will play Top-seeded Wolfe County on Friday night from the District Title in Campton. Tip time is 7:00.

Jackson finishes the season with Seniors Megan Ernst, Elizabeth McIntosh, Breana Stamper, Julie Hollon, Savannah Hopkins, and Taylor Lovaas completing their Lady Tiger careers. Ernst scored her 1,000th point during the game to joint the JCHS 1,000 point club!! Congratulations and the best to each!!

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