Cougars attack early to put away Lady Chiefs

With its point guard still missing because of a knee injury, Bellefontaine’s girls basketball team has struggled handling the basketball. Kenton Ridge exposed that weakness Saturday night.


Bellefontaine’s Ashley Artis goes up for a layup during Saturday’s home game against Kenton Ridge. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Using the full-court pressing style they have become known for, the Cougars flustered host Bellefontaine from the start to run away for a 77-51 victory in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division contest.

Bellefontaine (7-9, 3-4) committed 19 turnovers on the night. The Chiefs have sorely missed point guard Brenda Johnson, who is working her way back from an injury suffered early in the season.

“We knew what we were facing, but we just did not handle their press very well,” said Bellefontaine head coach Brian Hogan. “That is something we have to get better at over the last part of the season.”

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