MATEWAN — The Mingo Central Lady Miners dug a hole too deep to come out of last night against Westside in a 62-44 loss at home.
MCC fell to 8-12 with the loss and have only one more home game. The Lady Miners battle Pike County Central, Ky. tonight during the first senior night held for the girls on the court.
Central fell behind early against the Renegades. Westside took a commanding 21-14 lead in the first quarter and left little doubt at the half as to who would take the W leading 37-24.
MCC hit six 2-pointers from the floor and five 3-pointers while WHS nailed 18 deuces and seven threes.
The Lady Renegades were only sent to the line nine times and made five of those. In the meantime, Mingo made 23 trips to the nail and sank 17.
Four Renegades hit double figures in the game. Hope Lester netted 13 while Cheyanna Lusk, Danielle Brown and Megan Endicott added 12 each.
Danielle Butcher led all scorers with 14 and Paige Mullins sank 10.
The Renegades held Mingo to only four points in the third Q and outscored MCC 25-20 in the second half.
Central will play its final game of the initial season on the road against Mount View on Feb. 13.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
WHS: 21 16 13 12
MCC: 14 10 4 16
Westside: C. Lusk 12, T. Patrick 9, M. Spolarich 4, H. Lester 13, D. Brown 12 and D. Endicott 12.
Mingo: D. Butcher 14, K. Ellis 9, B. Maynard 5, A. Curry 6 and P. Mullins 10.