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Girls Basketball: Powell Surpasses Estill, 52-46

Powell High School Gym - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

The Lady Pirates get the decade started off right. They are now (2-0) in district-play this season.

STANTON – January 3, 2020 – Bradley Charles – Bluegrass Sports Nation

On Friday night, the Estill County boy’s and girl’s basketball teams traveled to Powell County for a double-header. The first game of the night featured the boy’s teams and the second game featured the girl’s teams. Estill County won the first game fairly decidedly, but the second game came down to the wire.

Game Summary:
After the first quarter, Powell County led Estill County 11-6. In the opening quarter, the Lady Pirates were led by 8th grader Mikyra Caudill who accounted for seven of the team’s 11 points. In fact, Caudill outscored the Lady Engineers single-handedly.

The Lady Engineers began the second quarter on a 20-3 run, but the Lady Pirates responded with a 6-1 run to make the score 27-20 in favor of Estill County at halftime. Powell County’s 6-1 run was capped off by a half court buzzer beater from freshman guard Kiera Anderson.

Similar to Estill County’s run to begin the second quarter, the Lady Pirates started the third quarter with a 10-2 run. The 10-2 run gave Powell County a 30-29 lead with 5:02 to play in the third quarter. The Lady Pirates continued their momentum throughout the quarter and took a 37-33 lead into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth quarter, a 3-pointer from Bree Bush with roughly 50 seconds to go in the game gave the Lady Pirates a 50-46 lead. From there, the Lady Pirates would cruise to a 52-46 victory.

Interesting Facts:
The Lady Pirates have defeated the Lady Engineers in 16 of their last 20 meetings.

Powell County’s Bree Bush led all scorers with 21 points, which included three 3-pointers and an eight-point performance in the third quarter.

Haley Angel led the Lady Engineers with 15 points.

For Powell County, 8th grader Mikyra Caudill finished with 16 points, which was the second-most of any player on either team.

Estill County scored 21 points in the second quarter, but just 25 points in all the other quarters combined.

In the third quarter, Bree Bush and Macey Howell combined for 14 of Powell County’s 17 points.

Following the game, each team is (3-8) on the season.

What’s Next?
Estill County’s next game is on Jan. 6 in a home game against Jackson City, while Powell County’s next game is at Menifee County on Jan. 6.

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