Tonight, in Columbia, Ky., there will be a basketball game between two women’s NAIA teams that will recall memories of great hoops battles in Southcentral Kentucky. That’s right, Lindsey Wilson hosts Campbellsville in a critical conference contest between two of the top teams in the Mid-South Conference.
At 6 p.m. central, the No. 8 homestanding Blue Raiders (16-3, 3-1) will tip against the No. 3-ranked Tigers (18-3, 4-1) and for those of us in SOKY, it will feature a chance to see some of the former top players from our area high schools.
For LWC, former Monroe County Lady Falcon Reagan Turner has proved she is as effective at scoring in college as she was in high school. In her most recent outing, Turner posted 17 points against Fisk in a 91-58 Blue Raiders win. She leads the team in average minutes per game and is second on the team in scoring at 16 points per game.
Meanwhile, Campbellsville has a whole host of former SOKY women’s basketball players, including three former Monroe County standouts.
Redshirt senio Madison Clements is the top of those Lady Falcon alums and leads the Tigers with 13.5 points per game. Former Allen County-Scottsville standout Savannah Gregory posts 9.8 points per game, which is second on the team. Campbellsville has made balanced scoring its winning formula this season.
Former Caverna Lady Colonel Madison Faulkner is seventh on the team in scoring at 7 points per game and leads the team in rebounding at 4.3 per game. She is one of the team’s leaders off the bench.
The other two Monroe County players, senior Lauren Turner and freshman Ashlee McGeorge, also contribute. Turner starts and is third on the team in minutes played at 20.8, while McGeorge has not been on the court yet this season.
Gregory has the second most steals (64) in the NAIA and Clements has the sixth most steals (56).
The meeting between LWC and Campbellsville marks the 71st time the two
programs have met. The Blue Raiders are 20-50 in the series including a
10-22 record when playing at Biggers Sports Center. The two programs last
met during last year’s regular season where the Blue Raiders won 77-72 at
Biggers Sports Center.
Oh, and there will be a men’s game following the women’s game.
If you have nothing else to do tonight, consider heading over the Columbia and watching some of your former favorite high school girls’ basketball players.