CORBIN — The Bell County Lady Cats got their season off to a fine start Thursday with a 75-55 romp over the host Lady Redhounds at the 2012 Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament.
Standout forward Maci Morris led Bell with 27 points and 13 rebounds while fellow sophomore guard Jessica Sanders added 20 and senior center Paige Robbins finished with 12 points. The Lady Cats also got eight points each from junior guard Morgan Garnett and freshman Katrina Johnson, who added eight rebounds in the win.
The Lady Cats took control early on as Morris scored nine first quarter points and Bell built a 23-12 lead after the opening eight minutes.
A 20-6 run in the second quarter extended the lead to 43-18 and the Lady Cats enjoyed a 45-23 advantage at halftime.
That Bell County lead ballooned to as much as 25 points in the third quarter before Morris left the game with her fourth foul, giving Corbin a chance to try and cut into the lead. The Lady Redhounds did manage to trim the gap to 20 points going into the fourth quarter.
But the Lady Cats continued to push the pace, leading again by as many as 25 points, en route to the 75-55 win.
Corbin (1-1) was led by Miranda Wilson’s 20-point effort. Melanie Wilson added 10 and Holli Disney eight for the Lady Hounds.
The tournament continues this weekend with Bell County (1-0) scheduled to face Perry Central at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Middlesboro Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Corbin was set to play Middlesboro Friday at 8 p.m. and Perry Central Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
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Bell Co…. 23.. 22.. 16.. 14 — 75
Corbin…. 12.. 14.. 15.. 14 — 55
BELL COUNTY (75): Jessica Sanders 17, Morgan Garnett 8, Paige Robbins 12, Kelli Smith 2, Maci Morris 27, Katrina Johnson 8, Sarah Collins 1, Jamie Boatright 0, Allison Howard 0, Alex Brock 0, Bethany Miracle 0, Caleigh Collett 0.
CORBIN (55): Jaclyn Jewell 2, Brooklyn Ashurst 0, Kristen Fothergill 2, Melanie Wilson 10, Miranda Wilson 20, Holli Disney 8, Sarah Ashley 5, Lindsey Barton 2, Kayla Wilson 4, Natalye Gallagher 2.