The highest scoring output since December of last season was not quite enough for the Fort Campbell Lady Falcons Saturday. Caverna limited the Lady Falcons to just five first-half field goals as the Lady Colonels built an early lead and then cruised on out to a 48-36 win on their home court.
The 36 points was the most scored by the Lady Falcons since December 10, 2022, when they put up 36 in a homecourt win against Cloverport.
The Lady Falcons were held to six points in the opening quarter, but their defense kept them close as Fort Campbell just gave up eight with Caverna taking a two-point lead after the opening quarter.
The Lady Colonels got some distance in the second quarter as they held Fort Campbell to just two Rosella Rajj field goals while the Caverna offense put up 16 points and took a 24-10 lead into the break. Summer Sallee led Caverna with seven points in the second.
Sallee kept her run going into the third quarter, as she added six more and the Lady Colonels were able to build on their lead. The Caverna defense again held the Lady Falcons to single digits in a quarter and the lead increased to 38-18 heading into the fourth.
Fort Campbell’s offense got going in the final stanza, but the deficit was a bit too much to overcome. Led by Rosella Rajj, the Lady Falcons outscored Caverna 18-10 in the final quarter, but it was the Lady Colonels afternoon as they claimed the 12 point win.
Rosella Rajj had a huge afternoon for the Lady Falcons finishing with 19 points. Jerni Hicks added 5 for Fort Campbell.
Caverna was paced by Summer Sallee with 18 points. Briaunna Holder finished with 13 points while Kadence Brown also hit double-figures with 10.
Cold shooting was an issue for the Lady Falcons as they hit just 17 of 61 from the field in the game. Fort Campbell did outrebound Caverna 47-44.
Fort Campbell (0-2) will get back to action Tuesday on the road at Trigg County.
FCHS — 6 4 8 18 – 36
CHS — 8 16 14 10 – 48
Fort Campbell – Rajj 19 , Hicks 5, Price 4, Reed 4, Newingham 2, Campbell 2
Caverna – Sallee 18, Holder 13, Brown 10, Bethel 4, Martin 3