Currently sitting at 12-8, the Lady Tigers head into the latter half of their season seemingly looking for consistency. Hot offensive performances, then cold ones hindered by turnovers. This team has the potential to do great things, and they’ll be faced with three very hard challenges this week. Clay travels to Jackson County, then returns home for a two-game stand as they meet Harlan County and Knox Central.
Jackson County (17-7) February 7th @ Jackson County 6:00PM – The Lady Generals fell victim to the offensive firepower that Clay County can display at times, as the Lady Tigers took the first matchup 63-38 in blowout fashion. Many speculate the rematch will be much closer, and rightfully so. These are two teams vying to compete with powerhouse North Laurel in the 49th, so expect pride to be on the line. Clay must stop Taya Davis (20.0ppg) if they aim to leave with a victory.
Harlan County (11-8) February 8th @ Clay County 2:00PM – Having an unusual down year by their standard, the Lady Black Bears are still highly competitive and will give anyone all they can handle on any given night. Led by Blakely Morgan (22.3ppg), this team is dangerous. Kelly Beth Hoskins (9.2ppg) and Hannah Wood (7.2ppg) round out the scoring for the Lady Black Bears. This is a team Clay County has suffered numerous defeats to in recent memory, so expect revenge to be in the Lady Tigers minds.
Knox Central (7-10) February 11th @ Clay County 7:30PM – The Lady Panthers are an enigma. They feature a 7-10 record but are capable of sneaking up on anyone. Led by a trio of double-digit scorers, Knox Central is led by Presley Partin’s 17.7ppg, Caylan Mills 12.5ppg, and Zoey Liford’s 12.3ppg. This is a team that doesn’t have a signature win over a big program, but they potentially could get one if Clay doesn’t come to play against the Panthers.