By DOUG EADS
You talk about bouncing back in appropriate fashion. That’s exactly what Junior Molden and the Southwestern Lady Warriors were able to do over the weekend with a pair of impressive wins.
Coming off a tough loss at Casey County earlier in the week in a rematch of last season’s 12th Regional Tournament championship game, the Lady Warriors met up against 11th Region powerhouse and perennial state title contender Scott County on the Lady Cardinals home court on Friday evening, and came away with an impressive, 73-65 victory.
Simply put, Molden’s club shot Scott County out of its own building.
Southwestern hit 11-34 field goal attempts from behind the three-point arc, with Kennedy Harris leading the way with six treys.
Harris led Southwestern in scoring with 31 points, but after leading the Lady Cards at the break 32-27, Molden and crew would have to play from behind at crunch time.
Scott County raced back in the third stanza and led this one by three — 52-49 — headed into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Warriors however were not going to be denied in this affair.
Point guard Alex Smiddy added 17 points in the win for Southwestern, while senior guard Jenna Wood joined her in double figures with 14 points.
On Saturday, the Lady Warriors returned to the friendly confines of The Wigwam, and it was at the defensive end where Molden’s club flat out got it done.
Facing Graves County, Southwestern limited the visitors to only two points in the fourth quarter, and held them to only 20 points for the entire contest.
As a result, it was Southwestern cruising to a 55-20 beatdown win over the Lady Eagles, handing Brandon Fisher’s club its first loss of the season.
Regi Cundiff paced Southwestern in that win with 13 points, while Harris joined her in double figures with 10 points.
Southwestern — 4-1 on the season — will return to action on Tuesday night, hosting Wayne County at The Wigwam in a district contest.
Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.