By: STEVE LeMASTERSPORTS EDITOR
December 20, 2012
MARTIN - The Piarist School girls’ basketball team faced 15th Region rival Pike County Central in back-to-back games late last week. Pike County Central pulled away to defeat the Lady Knights in both games.
A look back at each Piarist-Pike County Central girls’ basketball game follows.
Pike County Central 63, Piarist 37: Piarist couldn’t carry any momentum over from a convincing win against Riverside Christian earlier in the week as visiting Pike County Central won 63-37 Friday night.
The Lady Knights were limited from the field, finishing seven-of-56. Piarist, however, connected on six 3-pointers.
The Lady Knights were 13-of-25 from the free throw line.
Senior Kelli Akers led the Lady Knights with 16 points. Senior Cathryn Calhoun accompanied Akers in double figures, adding 13 points for Piarist in the loss.
Sophomore Shelby Lemaster and eighth-grader Kennedy Hall rounded out the Piarist scoring with four and two points, respectively.
Jessi Hale didn’t score but pulled down a team-high eight rebounds for the Lady Knights.
Pike County Central 74, Piarist 45: Playing on the road Saturday, Piarist fell short for a second straight game versus Pike County Central as the Lady Hawks pulled away to win 74-45.
Fairing better offensively, Piarist drained 13-of-57 attempts from the field. The Lady Knights were seven-of-28 from 3-point range.
Piarist, however, missed some changes at the charity stripe. The Lady Knights were 12-of-28 from the free throw line.
Kelli Akers and Cathryn Calhoun led Piarist (2-5) with 17 points apiece.
Shelby Lemaster just missed double figures, finishing with nine points for the Piarist girls’ basketball team.
Jessi Hale added a team-high eight rebounds and scored two points for the Lady Knights.
Pike County Central (6-1) posted its sixth straight win after falling to longtime rival Pikeville in a season-opener.