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Lady Demons stay perfect in 20-point victory over Pendleton

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The Williamstown Lady Demons looked to extend their perfect season Dec. 11 as they took on the Pendleton County Wildcats.
WHS got off to a great start in the game and didn’t pull back, holding the lead the entire game.

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The Lady Demons won 73-53 to move to 4-0.
The first quarter started out with a rampant attack from the Williamstown squad. They opened up the game with a 7-0 run with Michaela Kennedy getting five early points.
Defensively, the Lady Demons showed some physicality forcing turnovers, but also costing them a few early fouls.

Pendleton found it difficult to defend the ball movement that Williamstown so effortlessly showed.
However, the fouls from Williamstown allowed the Lady Wildcats to score easy free throws to keep them in the game.
The quarter would end 18-10 in favor of Williamstown.

The second quarter showed that Pendleton County was not going to easily give in. They opened the quarter on a 6-0 run that brought the lead down to two.
The rest of the quarter both teams found it hard to score.

It was a defensive quarter in which both teams played evenly and managed to score 12 points.
The half ended 30-22 in favor of WHS.
The second half saw Williamstown open up the flood gates and take over the  game.

In another successful run, the Lady Demons scored six unanswered before the Lady Wildcats got a shot.
After some back and forth, the score was 37-29, and senior Katie Cheek took over. Great defensive pressure and ball movement allowed Cheek to score six straight out of her 11 on the night, putting the score at 43-29.

The quarter was filled with huge defensive stops by the Lady Demons, who ended four straight defensive possessions with a steal.

The defense turned into great offense on the other side as they continuously ran the fast break, ending the quarter 49-33.

The final quarter saw a lot of up and downs for the visiting squad.
Both teams started the quarter scoring with ease.
Baskets were traded back and forth and it looked as if Pendleton could have put themselves back into position to win.

However, Kennedy had a fantastic quarter toad to her overall impressive game with 23 points.
The fourth quarter was highlighted with fundamental team basketball from the Williamstown squad.

“Our team has chemistry that goes far beyond the basketball court,” senior Rachel Montgomery said. “We love to hang out together and are constantly laughing and joking with each other. The relationships we share off the court, lead to a better connection while playing. We focus on our team goals instead of playing for selfish attention. Each of us have the same team goals and we realize that those goals are more important than individual success because without the success of the team, individual accomplishments don’t mean much.”

The Lady Demons would finish the game winning by 20 with a score of 73-53.