Graves County’s girls basketball team recapped its 25-7 season that accounted for several team, program and player milestones.
The Lady Eagles finished the 2018-19 season at 25-7 after starting the season at 5-5. That concluded a 132-33 record by Graves County’s program over the past five years, according to coach Aaron Beth.
As a team, Graves was ranked as the top defensive team in Kentucky by allowing just 33.7 points per game to its opponents, and also was sixth in the state in winning margin at 20.2 ppg.
The team also won the FNB Holiday Bash tournament and the Third District championship, before closing with a First Region loss to Marshall County in the tournament’s semifinals.
Individually, senior Taylor Carrico was recognized for most 3-point shots made (61) and is fifth in career scoring with 1,685 points (473 were made at Graves County following three season at Carlisle County).
Raychel Mathis earned her award as best defensive player, highest 3-point percentage (37.9), highest free throw percentage (75.6), and most assists (199).
Mathis, a Murray State soccer commit, led the team in steals (94), and deflections (153). She also leads the Lady Eagles in career assists (915) and is ninth in scoring (1,194 points) as a junior.
She was also honored earlier as the WLLE Most Valuable Player.
Sophomore Sophie Galloway, who also earned best defensive player honors, was recognized for most rebounds (239), best field goal percentage (55.6) and blocked shots (95). She set a record for most blocked shots in a game (14 vs. Hopkinsville), and led the team in scoring.
That statistic for 383 points also earned Galloway The Mayfield Messenger point Production Award.