Coming into their Wednesday night game versus Campbellsville-Harrodsburg, the Big Blues were playing their fifth game in ten days and were battling injury, illness, and fatigue. That however didn't stop them earning a hard fought battle and winning back to back home games for the first time in recent history. The 56-51 victory improves their record to 7-15 on the season while handing Campbellsville just their third loss of the season (two coming to Bluefield State).
Madison Wilcox opened the scoring with a three point shot only 19 seconds into the ball game and it was a wire to wire lead for the Big Blues from that point. BSC jumped out to a quick six point advantage and saw the visitors only cut into the lead by two midway through the first period before lay-up by Jia Coppola finished the quarter pushing the lead back to six.
The second quarter started a little slow as both teams missed their opening attempts, but a steal by Coppola and a quick outlet pass by Holly Toler led to an easy lay-up by Lauryn Hatfield. A three point shot by Toler saw the home team build their first double digit lead with just over 6:00 to go in the second. They would maintain that double digit lead until two made free throws and a bucket right before the half for CU-H cut the lead to 8.
Both teams went cold in the third stanza with the Big Blues building their lead to 9, but only scoring 11 points during the third. With a 9 point lead heading in the fourth quarter, the Big Blues would see their lead get cut to 5 (49-44) with 2:37 remaining in the game. Kylah Webb would score a lay-up and Toler hit two free throws in the next 21 seconds to push the lead back to 9 (53-45). The two teams would trade baskets over the next minute before Campbellsville would hit two free throws and a three point shot to trim the lead to 4 with :18 remaining, but the Big Blues would milk the clock and eventually Lyndsay Hatfield would be fouled where she made one of two and finished the scoring giving the home team the win.
Wilcox led the Big Blues the balanced scoring attack with 11 points, while Lyndsay Hatfield added 8 points and had a team high 10 rebounds. Toler came off the bench to contribute a solid game with 7 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots.
The Big Blues will be back in action at home again on Saturday when they host Stratford University with a scheduled 2:00 tip-off.