Titan girls continue win streak
Titans Get District Win Over Lady Bulldogs
The Mercer County Titans girls basketball team added to their six game win streak on senior night coasting by the Rockcastle Lady Rockets, 68-38, Friday, Feb. 11. The Lady Titans had the first game of the double header and between games they celebrated their one senior player, Marley Ellis, and two team managers: Gabby Mays and Lauren Brown.
The Lady Rockets were first on the scoreboard with a basket in the paint to start the game, but the Titans answered on their first possession with a pick and roll from Lindsay Jessie and Anna Kate Drakeford, 2-2. After another Rockcastle 2-pointer, Drakeford found Jessie again for a layup tying the game back up, 4-4.
Mercer’s defense forced Rockcastle to over a two minute long possession ending in Ellis getting the defensive rebound and Drakeford getting her third assist in three trips down the court finding Teigh Yeast in transition for a layup, 6-4. The Titans stayed aggressive with Teigh Yeast getting a steal and taking it to the basket for two points, 8-6.
Drakeford attacked the basket with a spin move, but missed the shot and was fouled after getting her own rebound, she split her free throws, 9-6. The Yeast sisters have a connection on inbound plays under the basket which have been more successful than not as they came away with an easy layup for Timberlynn Yeast, 11-6.
After a timeout from the Lady Rockets, the Titans forced a turnover in the back court and Timberlynn Yeast was fouled in the paint, she made both shots to put Mercer up, 13-6. Rockcastle knocked down a long 2-pointer followed by Sara Dunn going to the line for two shots and making both, 15-8.
The fouls kept coming with the Lady Rockets missing their free throws and Timberlynn Yeast making both of hers, 17-8. The last minute of the first quarter included a layup form the Rockets answered with Dunn earning two points in the paint, but Rockcastle hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut Mercer’s lead to six, 19-13.
The Titans continued to find holes in the Rockets defense with Timberlynn Yeast slipping behind them for the layup and Jersey McGinnis notching the assist, 21-13. Mercer continued to pour it on with Drakeford and Timberlynn Yeast getting back-to-back layups, while Rockcastle struggled to keep up offensively, 25-13.
The teams traded paint points with Timberlynn Yeast collecting another bucket with a nice feed from Dunn, 27-15. Mercer cashed in three free throws from Timberlynn Yeast and Jessie to double Rockcastle’s score, 30-15. Following a Timberlynn Yeast layup the Rockets got two…..