2013-14 Girls Basketball Season Wrap-ups
Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:00 AM
CARROLL CO. LADY PANTHERS
Final Record: 6-17
Highest Moment: Carroll County picks up a North Central Kentucky Conference and 31st District victory 55-47 over Henry County on Jan. 8.
Lowest Moment: The Panthers fall 62-54 at Bellevue on Jan. 4, the team's eighth straight loss.
Outlook: Carroll County struggled in coach Paul Stone's second season but the top two scorers return so the Panthers should have a nice group to build around.
MADISON LADY CUBS
Final Record: 17-3
Highest Moment: Madison pulls away in the second half to whip Charlestown 72-46 in the sectional championship - the Cubs' third title in four years.
Lowest Moment: The Cubs suffered their only loss of the season to a non-state finalist, 42-36 against Jeffersonville on Jan. 30. It was Madison's first game in two weeks due to weather cancellations.
Outlook: Madison graduates four starters and its sixth man but the Cubs return All-Star candidate Olivia Crozier and a young, but talented group. Another sectional title is not out of the question.
SHAWE MEMORIAL LADY HILLTOPPERS
Final Record: 7-15
Highest Moment: Shawe falls to South Decatur 62-44 in the opening round of the sectional. Although it was a loss, the Hilltoppers played their best game of the season and held a lead late in the third quarter.
Lowest Moment: Shawe scores just 14 points in a 42-14 loss at Oldenburg on Jan. 10.
Outlook: Shawe nearly doubled its win total in coach Camille Deuser's second season. The Hilltoppers' top three scorers in the sectional were two freshmen and a sophomore. The future is bright.
SOUTHWESTERN LADY REBELS
Final Record: 11-12
Highest Moment: Southwestern outlasts rival Switzerland County 51-48 in three overtimes in the sectional semifinals to propel the Lady Rebels into the title game.
Lowest Moment: The Rebels were outscored by 30 in the first half of a 50-31 loss at Austin in early January. Southwestern took Austin to overtime a month later in the sectional finals.
Outlook: Southwestern graduates three of its top four scorers but still has a strong core, led by leading scorer Debbie Hardy (12.2 points per game). Coach Kenny Garrett has the Rebels headed in the right direction.
SWITZERLAND CO. LADY PACERS
Final Record: 14-7
Highest Moment: The Pacers clinch the Ohio River Valley Conference championship after Jac-Cen-Del falls to South Ripley on Jan. 8.
Lowest Moment: Switzerland County's sectional championship hopes are dashed with a 51-48 triple overtime loss to Southwestern on Feb. 15.
Outlook: The Pacers have improved by 11 wins over coach Ashley Kitts' three seasons. With four starters back - three of whom will be just juniors - the Swiss are poised to make the leap to regional contender.
TRIMBLE CO. LADY RAIDERS
Final Record: 17-9
Highest Moment: The Raiders play their best game of the season in a 68-66 double-overtime win over tourney-favorite Murray in the opening round of the All "A" Classic State Finals.
Lowest Moment: South Oldham defeats Trimble 61-54 in the opening round of the 29th District tournament, crushing the Raiders' hopes for their first regional berth since 2001.
Outlook: Trimble graduates three starters and its top-two scorers but the Raiders have plenty of talent coming back. The young group may struggle at times next season but should be a dangerous squad.