Because the Paris varsity girls basketball team got the better of Fayette 19-11 in the first quarter on the road on Tuesday, it was evident which was the stronger squad from the get go in this one, but it certainly wasn't an indicator of things to come in the immediate future.
No one could've really predicted what was coming next because it was more like trying to grow corn in a drought than anything else, and some crops simply won't grow unless the conditions are just right, which was exactly the case for the Lady Falcons that night. The Lady Coyotes, on the other hand, flourished like weeds in a jungle, outscoring its hosts 29-6 in the second to take a 48-17 lead at the break on its way to claiming a decisive 70-22 Lewis and Clark Conference victory.
The factors that led to this one-sided win were many and included the 17 points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals and one block racked up by Allison Moore, which Drew Lockhart supported wholeheartedly by putting up 13 points, 12 boards, one assist and a steal. Tori Hamilton also loomed large for Paris with 14 points, four rebounds and two blocks, Delaney Miller came through with 11 points, two boards, two assists and a steal and Grace Peak made a six point contribution.
In the second half of this game the Lady Coyotes outlasted Fayette 14-4 in the third and 8-1 in the fourth, a goal the team reached because it hit 27 field goals, including seven three pointers. Paris also made nine free throws and pulled down 40 rebounds with 18 assists, 11 steals and three blocks.
The Lady Coyotes, 18-6 overall, 7-1 LCC, hosts Canton to end the regular season on Friday in non-league action.