After taking a 19-7 lead in the first quarter against the North Callaway varsity girl's basketball team in the seventh-place game of the South Callaway Tournament on Thursday, Montgomery County held on to win 60-52.

"Give Montgomery County credit. They were red hot in the first half," said Ladybird's coach Morgan Beamer.

Hitting five three-pointers on her way to a team-high 27 points for the Lady Wildcats was Anna Henke, Kayla Schmidt scored 13 and adding seven points each were Hailey Hill and Hannah Prior. Haely Johnson also gave a three-point performance and scoring two was Macy Block.

"We had a really nice bounce back win tonight over a quality opponent. We came out and were extremely focused and played with a lot of energy and effort," said Montgomery County coach Joe Basinger. "We really did a better job of taking care of the ball and executing offense."

Guiding this journey for North Callaway, which recently defeated Montgomery County in overtime, was Kyla Bertschinger with a team-high 18 points, Nicole Emmons and Allie Schlueter posted 12 points and three steals each and pulling down 16 rebounds with eight points was Sam Schaefer.

The Lady Wildcats, 6-7 overall, are at Bowling Green on Tuesday.

North Callaway, 8-4 overall, looks to end its' three-game losing streak at Clopton on Jan. 19.