Lady Colonels Head to District Title Game for 12th Straight Year


Make it an even dozen in more ways than one for the Christian County Lady Colonels. Christian County earned its 12th straight trip to the 8th District championship game and in turn to the girls’ 2nd Region tournament by dispatching the Fort Campbell Lady Falcons 62-20 in Tuesday night’s first district semifinal game at Lyle Dunbar Gym.

The win was also the 12th straight for Coach Kiki Radford and her Lady Colonels.

The Lady Colonels took care of this one early in the contest, despite the absence of leading scorer Anaysia Bagwell and Genesis McGee from the lineup. Both were on the Christian County bench in street clothes.

Christian County scored the first 12 points of the game and led 29-3 after the opening quarter. The Lady Colonel defense held the Lady Falcons without a field goal in the opening quarter and came up with ten steals. Lazarie Daniel had a good night in just the first 8 minutes of the game, scoring 16 points and pulling down 7 rebounds.

The only downer in the opening quarter for Christian County came at the free throw line, where the Lady Colonels went just 4 of 15.

Fort Campbell finally got a field goal just over two minutes into the second quarter when Jerni Hicks found the basket, but by that point, the lead was already up to 33-5. With a revolving door for Christian County at the scoring table, the efficiency on offense slowed down somewhat. Still, the Lady Colonels were able to take a 43-7 lead into the locker room at the half.

Ball security was brutal for the Lady Falcons as they gave the ball up a total of 20 times over the first 16 minutes of the game.

With the lead at 36 points at the half, the second half began with the running clock and played out fairly quickly. Off the bench, Carlie Hobson had a nice third quarter for Christian County as the Lady Colonels extended the lead to 55-11. Reserves for the Lady Colonels scored all but two points in the quarter.

Fort Campbell was able to outscore the Lady Colonel reserves 9 to 7 over the final eight minutes of the game as the Lady Colonels cruised out to the final 42-point margin.

Ten different Lady Colonels scored in the game led by Lazarie Daniel with 18 points, 16 of which came in the first quarter. Carlie Hobson and DeNiya Bradley also hit double figures with 10 points each.

Rosella Rajj, who was Fort Campbell’s leading scorer on the season finished with 14 points, 13 of them coming in the second half of play.

The Lady Falcons see their season come to an end at 4-17.

With the win, Christian County improves to 17-8 on the year. Up next for the Lady Colonels is Friday night’s district championship game, which will get underway at Christian County High School.

FCHS  —    3    4    4    9  –  20
CCHS  —  29  14   12   7  –  62

Fort Campbell – Rajj 14, Hicks 3, Newingham 2, Cabrera 1

Christian County – Daniel 18, Carlie Hobson 10, Bradley 10, Reid 7, Day 3, Quarles 4, Northington 4, Carliah Hobson 2, Anderson 2, Brazelton 2

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