North Laurel caps off eight-game road trip with 64-53 win over Pulaski County

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Les Dixon, The Sentinel Echo, London, Ky.
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Mar. 10—SOMERSET — Eddie Mahan's North Laurel Lady Jaguars capped off one of the toughest eight-game stretches they've been a part of on Saturday by handing Pulaski County a 64-53 loss.

The 11-point win allowed North Laurel to post a 6-2 record during its eight-game road trip which included wins over Jackson County, Whitley County, Rockcastle County, Bell County, Corbin, and Pulaski County. Their two losses were a two-point setback to Holy Cross and a 12-point loss to Southwestern.

"We played with a little more team ownership today and you could really see it in the second and third quarters," Mahan said. "At the end of the day, teams have to know that their performance is in their own control."

The Lady Jaguars showed no signs of fatigue even after coming off a hard-fought, 80-72, win against Corbin the night before. They fell behind 18 — 12 after eight minutes of play but outscored the Lady Maroons, 55-35, the remainder of the game.

Chloe McKnight led North Laurel with 20 points while Emily Sizemore added 18 points and Hailee Valentine finished with 13 points.

"Chloe McKnight continues to improve every game and you can see our team is learning how to play with a dominate post," Mahan said. "I think our ability to utilize her will be a big key for us in postseason play."