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Women's Basketball - Youngblood makes first start for Lady Mustangs
2/12/2020 8:35 AM

For three-plus seasons, Haidyn Youngblood was a member of McCracken County’s girls’ basketball team.

In Tuesday’s 69-26 win over St. Mary, she got her first start.

“I just had to come out and play like normal,” Youngblood said.

While the five points she scored might, eventually, be forgotten as the days pass, the impact she and her fellow seniors make on this year’s group – which has won 10 of the last 12 games – isn’t likely to fade any time soon.

“It’s a special group of girls,” McCracken coach Scott Sivills said. “I’ve really enjoyed them for the last four years. (They have a) great work ethic. They’re fun to be around.”

The Lady Mustangs (17-9) take on Paducah Tilghman on Friday, before traveling to Murray on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s regular-season finale at home against Caldwell County. The district tournament begins in two weeks.

“They’ve really got to zero in on their skill-set,” Sivills said. “If they do that, I think we’ll have a great chance in district play, and maybe even the regional tournament.”

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St. Mary 8 7 8 3 — 26

McCracken County 26 15 16 12 — 69

LADY VIKINGS — Doran 24, Nelson 2.

Field goals: 8/33. 3-pointers: 6/20 (Doran 6). Free throws: 4/4. Rebounds: 18. Fouls: 4. Record: 3-17.

LADY MUSTANGS — Morehead 10, Thomas 8, Sivills 6, Daye 6, Tinin 6, Rudy 5, Johnson 5, Ellington 5, Youngblood 5, Russell 4, Beavers 4, Cruse 3, Williams 2.

Field goals: 29/63. 3-pointers: 7/26 (Tinin 2, Rudy, Johnson, Ellington, Cruse, Youngblood). Free throws: 4/7. Rebounds: 33. Fouls: 9. Record: 17-9.

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