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Anderson girls heavily favored this week

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By John Herndon

The Anderson County Lady Bearcats will be heavily favored to notch a pair of wins in the coming week of girls' basketball action.

Anderson, which was 2-2 going into Tuesday night's game against Spencer County, hosts district rival Eminence on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. In a scheduling quirk, the teams did not play last season. Two years ago, Anderson blitzed the Lady Warriors 93-22. That margin was the second largest in Anderson girls' basketball history.

Eminence has been outmanned in every game through the weekend. The closest the Lady Warriors have come to a win was a 43-25 loss to Silver Grove.

Anderson should be heavily favored and the Lady Bearcats will have added incentive if they defeated Spencer County on Tuesday after press time. If Anderson won that one, a victory Saturday would ensure that the Lady Bearcats will be seeded no worse than second in the 30th District Tournament in March.

Monday, Dec. 17, the Lady Bearcats will again be favored but should face much stiffer competition when Washington County comes to town.

The Commanderettes opened with a pair of wins but have dropped three straight, including a 68-39 decision to Marion County Saturday. Eight days before, Marion whipped Adnerson by 9 points.

Last season, Anderson defeated Washington 71-55 in Springfield.

Washington County returns the Goatley sisters (Jane and Lee), says Anderson coach Tony Kays.

"Jane Goatley was leading scorer last year and best player. (Pooh) Railey was a nice player off the JV last year."

Jane Goatley is averaging 13 points a game and Chelsea Railey, who did not play last year, is scoring 12.