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Lady Cards roll over Washington County in opener

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TC girls get off to fast start en route to 64-39 triumph.

By Bobby Brockman

Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals came out of the gate strong and posted a 64-39 road victory at Washington County in their season debut on Tuesday.
A 10-0 start by coach Jenny Jessie’s club was sparked by five points from Hope Wigginton and two baskets by Elizabeth Thomas.
The Lady Card lead expanded to 21-4 after first with Wigginton tallying 11 and Thomas six in the frame.
Taylor County posted a 35-point half to lead by 22 at the intermission sparked by the seven points of Mercedes Cox and increased the margin to 32 (51-19) on Thomas’ three-point play late in the third period.
Wigginton was one of three TCHS players in double figures with 20 points while Cox added 16 and Thomas 11.
Taylor County connected on six three-pointers — two each by Cox, Wigginton and Alana Claywell.
The Lady Cardinals also hit 18 of 24 free throws — 8-8 by Cox and 5-7 by Marsha Kessler.
The TCHS girls’ team plays Meade County on Friday before battling Edmonson County and Central Hardin, also in Brandenburg, on Saturday.
Next Tuesday Taylor County plays at cross-town rival Campbellsville before opening the home portion of its schedule on Friday, Dec. 10 vs. the Adair County Lady Indians.