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The Grant County Lady Braves and the Williamstown Lady Demons both worked hard defensively and offensively when they met for the first time this season.
Despite the Lady Demons effort, they fell short when the Lady Braves came out with a win.
Billie Hearn scored 19 of the 53 points for the Lady Braves.
“We played as a team even though sometimes we rushed the ball and our defense was good tonight, if it was not for the help of my teammates I would not of had this many points,” Hearn said.
Coach Shawn West said this was a good district win for his team.
“(We) kept our composure, and when we needed to make our free throws it happened. We had several girls step up and play hard tonight,” West said.
The Lady Braves had just come off a disappointing loss to Gallatin County two days before this game with a score of 57-25.
The Lady Braves will compete in Pendleton County’s Edwardo’s Christmas Classic, with the first game being at 7 p.m. Dec. 21.
West said, excluding the opening loss to Simon Kenton, he believes the Lady Braves have competed with their opponents, but realize there is work to be done.
“There is usually always a learning curve when you have a new coach with a new team, but I feel really good about where we can be come February,” West said.
West said his team has depth and he considers them a “team who works hard and is scrappy.”
“We have to really work harder on the defensive end of the floor to get where we want to be.
“We must really focus on being where we need to be defensively so that our other teammates have that trust factor in place knowing that their teamate has their back and will be there to help,” West said.