Lady Demons get hard fought win over Lady Cats

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By Matt Birkholtz

It was surely not an easy win for the Lady Demons, but it was a win as they defeated the Lady Cats 55-46 Dec. 6 in Williamstown.

“I thought it was a real good team performance,” Williamstown coach Mark Wilhoit said after the game. “We didn’t fold when Gallatin County started pressuring us and I felt we really stepped up.”

Junior center Susan Northcutt had a strong performance for Williamstown, earning her second consecutive double-double, scoring 19 points and racking up 14 rebounds on the night.

Northcutt said that she feels that the production is coming from help from her teammates.

“I think it is being more confident and the support from the older girls on the team,” she said. “They encourage me that I can do it and focus on it.”

Northcutt also enjoyed playing in front of a home crowd, as the first two games were on the road.

“It was great,” she said. “The crowd at least helped me with my confidence and hearing them. I just like playing at home.”

The Lady Demons have three games in a week’s time as they will play St. Henry Dec. 7, and wrap the week up with a home game against Trimble County.

“Playing good teams is just going to make us better,” Wilhoit said. “You don’t have the caliber of players that we see, in practice so it is just going to make us a better team.”

Williamstown senior guard Chelsea West feels that her team is evenly matched with Trimble County and that they had a sneak peek during the summer.

“We played Trimble County over the summer at the Georgetown camp and they are very similar to our team,” she said, “They don’t have a whole lot of size like us, but they can run the ball and rely on their speed like we do.”

Last season the Lady Demons swept Trimble County in the regular season.

“Trimble County is a much more improved team since last season and I would like to see our team push it and get to 4-2 at the end of the week,” Wilhoit said.