The Estill Lady Engineers have served up notice they won’t be a team to be taken for granted at tournament time.
In their most recent outings, Coach Mark McKinley’s ever-improving squad has crushed a Lee County team with a winning record of 9-5; fallen by only 7 to an Owsley County squad that is 11-6, and dominated 13-5 Leslie County after getting off to a slow start.
The only sub par performance came at Powell County where stars McFarland and Rogers combined for 46 points in a 76-38 win.
The Lady Pirates concentrated on shutting down the normally high-scoring Chelsea Alexander, but April Hall came through with 14 to lead Estill.
S. Hall added 10, Alexander, Candace Gould and Julia Harris added 3 each, Chelsea Honchell 2, and Randi Rison 1.
Powell now has a record of 10-5.
Alexander scored 22 and Flynn 15 to pace the Estill attack against Lee, a team with the 7th best record in the 17-team 14th Region.
Also contributing to the 63-42 victory were April Hall and Sylena Neal with 9 points each, and Harris with 8.
With 32 points, Moore was more than enough to send Leslie County past Estill 59-40 earlier this week.
Estill fell behind 22-9 after the first quarter, but played Leslie within six the rest of the way.
Alexander with 17 and A. Hall with 11 were the only Lady Engineers to reach double figures.
Harris had 5, Flynn 4, Gould, Honchell and Ashleigh Puckett 1 each.
Take away a terrible second quarter and Estill would have easily beaten Owsley County on Monday evening.
The teams played on even terms in the first quarter, but Owsley dominated the second stanza 14-2.
Alexander and Hall repeated their scoring totals of the previous game with 17 and 11 each. Harris had one of her best outings of the season with 15 and Flynn added 9.
Wright had the right stuff for Owsley with 35.
Estill returns to the court on Saturday at Jackson County, taking on a 13th Region team that is 6-7.