The East Jessamine girls basketball team has taken its lumps this season — maybe one of its worst was a 69-26 loss to Danville on Tuesday night — but the Lady Jags have kept working and playing hard no matter what the score of the game.
“They didn’t (give up), and that’s what I told them I was very proud of,” East Jessamine coach Jacqueline Coleman said. “(Danville) has been in our shoes before and played seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders together and now they’re upperclassmen. (Danville) is the result of players sticking together ... they’re working on their peak year this year and next year.”
Danville has three juniors and a senior on the squad and a record of 19-6.
East (3-23) was out of Tuesday’s game by halftime, trailing 38-12. Just four points in the third quarter didn’t do anything to dampen the Lady Jags’ spirit. With mostly reserves on the floor for the fourth quarter, Emily Hatfield scored five points and Haley Day added on another four.
Hatfield finished with six points, all coming in the second half.
Malin Miracle, an eighth-grader, scored six points in the second quarter and was held scoreless the rest of the night.
Day and Madison Collins each finished with five points.
East will honor seniors Collins and Loren Mason on Thursday prior to the Model game at 7:30 p.m.