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CRESTWOOD — With the final seconds of the first half winding down against Oldham County Friday night, South Oldham senior guard Jasmine Whitfield took a pass on the right wing, cross-over dribbled from behind the arc, squared up and nailed a three-pointer.
Whitfield kept her right shooting hand held high in a pose as she turned and skipped off the court towards the locker room to the celebration of her teammates.
Not that the Lady Dragons needed the shot.
South Oldham scored the game’s first 16 points and routed the Lady Colonels 76-29.
“We try to do that every game, just start out strong and get their will down,” Whitfield said. “We were doing that today, they got down and it was perfect for us.”
The Lady Dragons did little wrong against overmatched Oldham County, with a ball-hawking defense and balanced offense that blitzed the Lady Colonels all night.
“We had nice balance,” SOHS coach Frank Wright said. “I thought that everybody that went in was focused and made contributions. They knew what we needed to do, were on the same page and played with a purpose.”
Whitfield led the Lady Dragons with 24 points, while junior guard Corrine Sanford added 10.
South Oldham shot 44.8 percent from the floor, but hit 8 of 16 three-pointers and also pulled down 38 rebounds.
“We wanted to beat them by a lot just because it was Oldham,” Sanford said. “We pretty much just stayed focused and did what we needed to do.”
The Lady Dragons, 10-3 overall, play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Albany (Ind.)., while Oldham County, 5-7 overall, plays at 7:30 p.m. Monday at North Hardin.
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