HOWARD — The hole was just too big.
The East Knox girls basketball team struggled in the second quarter, scoring just two points, and visiting Cardington took advantage en route to a 51-36 victory Saturday.
“We could not buy a shot in the first half,” said East Knox coach Jim Davis. “We came out flat. We played last night, which might have affected us, but it’s not an excuse. ... We got some shots, just not any rebounds. That was the biggest problem, they were getting more shots.”
Cardington had jumped out to an 8-2 lead early as the Bulldogs (0-2) struggled figuring out the Pirates’ zone defense. But, EK was able to keep it close throughout the rest of the first quarter, trailing just 12-7.
That’s when the wheels fell off for the Bulldogs.
Cardington (1-0) went on a 12-0 run to begin the second quarter. The Pirates were just 4 of 13 from the free-throw line in the quarter or it could have been worse.