A Season For The Books


Kennedy Kelly

This 2018-2019 school year, the girl’s basketball team made history. They broke several records going back from over 30 years ago. The Lady Colonels finished their season with 21 wins, which tied for the second most wins in school history. 20 wins will make it in the books as the most wins since 1989. This season has been one to remember. The 3 seniors made a huge impact on the team through stats and actions. Kennedy Kelly became the 2nd leading scorer in Lady Colonel history while also breaking the record for the number of games played. The team also won the Delilah Gonzales tournament on Christmas break. They tied with Paris for 2nd place in the 40th District but then, defeated Paris in the district tournament to get to the 10th Region Tournament for the 4th time in 5 years. Laurin Bentley, Grace Hardy, and Kennedy Kelly were named All-District. Laurin and Grace were named on the District All-Tournament Team. Grace was named to the Region Honorable Mention team and Kennedy was named to the Region’s 2nd Team. As you can see, this season was one to never forget and is one in the books. Head Coach, Bill Watson, says “The Mason County game was the most significant game in my opinion because it showed growth in our program.” The girl’s basketball team hasn’t had a successful year in about 4 years when it comes to making the first round of regions. This year, the girls fought through districts but got cut short by George Rogers Clark in the championship game. Although, it was a close game at halftime. Then in Regions, Bourbon County competed as hard as they could, but it wasn’t enough. Senior, Laurin Bentley, said “This was one of the best years of basketball I have had. I love my team and all the hard work they have put into this program. I am sad the season is over but better things are yet to come for me.”