GIRLS’ PREP BASKETBALL: E’town holds on against Central

Elizabethtown's Leah Macy moves the ball up the court Friday night with Central Hardin's Paige Gray in pursuit.

Elizabethtown girls’ basketball improved to 7-0 on the season Friday night in Cecilia. Taking on Central Hardin in a 17th District matchup, the Lady Panthers came out on top in a back-and-forth battle, picking up a 60-55 win over the Lady Bruins.

Central Hardin finished the first quarter up 15-12, but a 19-point effort from Elizabethtown in the second quarter helped the Lady Panthers move ahead and take a 31-22 lead into halftime.

Improved offensive output at the start of the second half helped Central Hardin retake control and finish the third quarter with a 42-39 advantage.

The lead changes continued in the fourth quarter, with Elizabethtown moving ahead again, only for the Lady Bruins to briefly put themselves back in front.

The Lady Panthers ultimately took control off a three-pointer from Kiarah Dornan and held their lead through the game’s remainder.

Dornan led Elizabethtown’s effort with 16 points, just ahead of Leah Macy at 15. Kayra Freeman followed with 14 points. Kenzie Franklin finished the night with 10. Sarah Clark brought in three points, with two from Presley Payne.

Kaiden Kendricks led Central Hardin’s effort with 13 points. Monica Lindsey and Kaniya Kendricks brought in 12 points each. Alyssa Lindsey finished with 11 points. Mallory Reed added four points, just ahead of Diana Hilbert at three.

Elizabethtown returns home Monday at 7 p.m. to take on John Hardin. Central Hardin (2-3) travels to Breckinridge County Monday. Tip-off for this game is also set for 7 p.m.

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