Minford banks another win

By Nikki Blankenship - [email protected]

The Minford Lady Falcons are having an incredible season, banking another game Monday against the South Webster Jeeps. The Falcons beat the Jeeps with a 10 point margin. The final score was Minford 59, South Webster 49.

Minford Head Coach Scott Caudill explained that he knew it was going to be a good game going in but was still confident in the ability of his girls.

“The girls came out with a lot of heart,” he stated. “We got into some foul trouble early, but overall it was a good win.”

South Webster’s Head Coach Kristie Johnson explained that she was proud of her girls despite the loss.

“We’re improving, and that’s our goal,” she stated.

They went into the game wanting to play better than they did the first time they faced Minford, and Coach Johnson is confident that they did that.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” she stated.

The game featured what Caudill referred to as “two of the best players in the county,” with South Webster’s Ellie Jo Johnson and Minford’s Erin Daniels. Both players led the game with 25 points.

Coach Johnson explained that Ellie Jo Johnson has “realized her role” and with the support of her team can make big things happen.

Caudill stated that he knew how good Ellie Jo Johnson was going in and had his girls ready to block her. He added that Katelynn Puckett was doing a good job of that until she ran into foul trouble.

South Webster’s Madison Cook also played well, with some big shots coming back from the half.

Caudill stated, “Cook really took the wind out of our sails.”

He added that Abby Grasso stepped up offensively. She scored 14 points throughout the night.

Minford will play again Monday against Wheelersburg, a very big game featuring two aggressive and athletic teams.

South Webster will go on to play Thursday against Wheelersburg. However, Johnson says their focus is on the tournament, which she is confident they will be ready for.


By Nikki Blankenship

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Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.