The Hopkinsville girls’ basketball team saw an early lead disintegrate on the road Monday night at Daviess County on the way to the Lady Tigers’ fourth loss in a row. Despite a strong start, with most of their scoring done in the first and fourth quarters, the Lady Tigers were unable to maintain their momentum and were undone by poor performances in the middle frames.
Kahtahvia Fleming scored six points in the opening quarter and Shiyah Forte added five, giving the Lady Tigers a 15-13 advantage. However, the Lady Panthers’ Adylan Ayer knocked down a trio of three-pointers to post 13 points in the second quarter, putting Daviess County in front 36-23 at halftime. Hopkinsville struggled to find their scoring touch after the break and was outscored 21-8 in the third quarter, which effectively sealed the game for Daviess County. Ayer added nine more points and Madison Spurrier chipped in five for the Lady Panthers. Forte finished with a team-high 15 points after scoring seven in the fourth quarter. Fleming finished with 11 points for the Lady Tigers. Ayer’s 26 points led all scorers, and she was joined in double figures for Daviess County by Roberts with 12. The loss extends the Lady Tigers’ losing streak to four games. They will head to Graves County on Thursday before an 8th-District rematch with Christian County on Saturday, in search of a much-needed win.